30 page photograph album created on black construction paper. Cover is present, but back of the photograph album is missing. Contains mostly photographs, with captions, of Calandra and fellow army service members as they train and prepare for an Italian Service Unit in the United States.
Rocco served at duty stations all across the United States and provides a detailed map and dates of each of the 17 bases he visited. Rocco was part of the United State's effort to utilize former Italian POW's who were held in the states once Italy's war against the United States ended and they declared war upon the Germans.
The Italian Service Unit performed essential duties on behalf of the United States Army, and wore US Army uniforms for the duration of their service. Two patches which distinguished the Italian Service Unit are also included in this photograph album.
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Salvatore Rocco Calandra Photograph Album of the Italian Service Unit Program, 1944-1945, Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/8315 Accessed June 24, 2019.