This photos were taken by unknown (as yet) World War II Servicemen and women, likely from Peoria, Illinois going for R&R time at Lake Lugano, Italy. Lake Lugano is a glacial lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. And on the same trip, a ski outing, staying at the Park Hotel, Alpenhof in Switzerland and Adler Hotel & Erica Schweizerhof, in Lugano, Switzerland.
The servicemen were with the logistical unit of ADSEC or ADSEC/COMZ (Technical Corporals and Sergeants), “The Advance Section, Communications Zone”, European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA), 1944 to 1945. ADSEC was responsible supplying the advancing army, with ordnance and munitions; operated field hospitals, and supplied the front-lines with much needed blood, they also provided transportation of oil and gas, and were instrumental in the detail supply planning for Normandy.
The Normandy Invasion (Operation Overlord or D-Day), was the Allied invasion of western Europe, launched on June 6, 1944, consisting of simultaneous landings of combined U.S., British, and Canadian forces on five differing beachheads in Normandy, France.
Samples, of found film negatives, much damaged & fused 120 and 135 roll film, restored as best could.
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