The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Off Duty Ride

I enjoy seeing what I can gather from the photos posted on Rivet Head.  For example, this photo features two young women, one with the uniform and insignia of an Army lieutenant, on a 1940's military motorcycle.  Note the "suicide" hand shifter, blackout headlight and holster for a submachine gun on the bike.  The cross painted on the door of the truck in the background supports the inference that these women were nurses in an Army field hospital during World War II. 

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