British and American servicemen loading wounded soldiers onto a C-47 Skytrain transport at Agrigento, Sicily for transportation to hospitals in Africa, 25 Jul 1943. Note litter Jeep and WC54 ambulances.

Caption   British and American servicemen loading wounded soldiers onto a C-47 Skytrain transport at Agrigento, Sicily for transportation to hospitals in Africa, 25 Jul 1943. Note litter Jeep and WC54 ambulances. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   USAAF 342-FH-3A27136-79361AC
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 19 Feb 2019

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
15 Jan 2019 02:21:16 PM

Note that the ambulances display both the red “Geneva cross” and the white star of the United States Army. While this was not uncommon, it is technically incorrect according to the Geneva rules. Vehicles displaying the red cross were not supposed to have any national markings and most WC54s were shipped from the United States that way. Stars were often added in-theater so the vehicles more closely matched the others in the motor pool.

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WW2-Era Place Name Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy
Lat/Long 37.3140, 13.5671


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