ALL-AMERICAN PHOTO TEAM
BROUGHT BACK CAPTIONS, DESPITE LACK OF TRAINING
In the early days, the pictorial history of the entire CBI Theater was recorded, within obvious limitations,
by four photographers. These shutter-snapping gents, now enroute to Shangri-La, are shown above, and the left to right
on their names should let you know why they were known as the All-American Team of Photographers. They are: Cpl. Eddie
Jankowski, T/Sgt. Stephen Palinkas, T/3 Nicholas Lyseczko and Lt. William Cox.
With the advent of such things as photographic companies and Army Pictorial
Services, these characters
were scatted about the Theater to do odd jobs, with only the classic-featured Jankowski remaining on D/S with the
Despite lack of training in some of the finer photographic arts as now practiced by the worthies of
the Signal Corps, these second generation immigrant lads (Cox excepted) managed to get something that was pretty well
composed, in focus and telling a story on a negative. They also wrote full and occasionally hilarious captions, which
now appears to be a lost art.