Army Air Forces Photographer
—Served: 1941-1945 —Staff Sergeant Fred A. Rella was a combat cameraman from 1941-1945. He was one of thousands of Young Men drafted into the Army prior to America's entry into World War II. The Bronx, New York resident was a professional photographer who had studied at the New York Institute of Photography. The Army recognized his talents and assigned him to the Army Air Forces as a photographer. Staff Sergeant Rella served in the Pacific Theatre, with the 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, and as Chief of the photo unit at Stewart Field, West Point, New York. His story represents the many Soldiers who have served their country using the camera to record a world at war. They serve as the witness to history.
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|Date Added||Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316182 N 4452964|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20695000, -77.15990000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.417', W 77° 9.594'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 25.02" N, 77° 9' 35.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle PA 17013, US|
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