USAAF photo grouping to a chaplain

USAAF photo grouping to a chaplain

Code: P24215A-282

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An unusual grouping to Chaplain, Captain Andrew A. Bacigalupo (0484357) who graduated at the Chaplain School at Harvard University on 10th July 1943.  It includes his graduation certificate and Commencement Exercises/programme c. July 1943 and approximately 12 photographs.  From these it is evident that the chaplain must have spent time in the UK during the war.  There are 3 large photos (approximately 25.5 x 19cm), 2 show a church service in progress with all the congregation in service uniforms.  The other is captioned 'Midnight Mass- Christmas 1944' and shows both British and American servicemen/women in a Nissen hut (including members of the WAAF).  Four photos (17 x 12cm) show Bacigalupo taking mass with Italian prisoners of war.  Three smaller images (approximately 12 x 10cm) show AAF troops marching along a runway and an AAF officer (captioned to rear 'Along the runway/In the Hangar, Easter 1943').  The last 2 photos of an altar have 'Stuttgart AAF Arkansas 1943' written in pencil on the back.  All the smaller photos are stamped 'If published please use the following credit lines : Photograph by Army Air Forces - Southeast Training Centre'.  Generally in good condition.  A couple of the larger photos appear to have been attached to a display board at some point.  Stock code P24215A-282.