Originally Posted by Phil_F_NM
Do you want to know why you don't see any photos of combat when bullets are flying by actual US military photographers? It's because we all have rifles or we are on mortar platoons or we are manning a crew-served weapon.
Uh, I am going to heavily disagree with you there, Phil. There are plenty of actual combat photos from signal photo company units on assignment in WW2.
Combat engineers were soldiers first and engineers second. Not so the Signal Corps Photographer/Cameraman. Yes they carried side-arms or a carbine at the max, but theirs was not the job to fight.
...Okay, a lot of San Pietro was staged.... I'll give you that.