Photographs - Page 35

The following pictures come from the National Archives. The last picture is of Charlie Pence and others during recovery from wounds. Date of photo and location is unknown.


Lt. Edwin D. Cooke, Los Angeles, Calif., 70th Div., Wingen, France, lay with the dead for 18 hours during a German counterattack in this territory of France. At one time a Nazi rolled him over to cut off his wrist watch and failed to notice he was still alive. Here, Lt. Cooke demonstrates the position he took to escape detection. The other soldiers in the background, one a medic, are dead. The area was, again, taken over by the Allies after an all night battle. 7 January, 1945. National Archives #111-SC-198832. Signs have been deleted by area censor prior to release.

Billowing clouds of black smoke rise from an oil refinery on the outskirts of Saarbrucken which was blasted first by artillery then by dive bombers. In foreground is village of Brebach. Mar 1945. Photo: Keystone.

Line of German prisoners captured in outskirts of Saarbrucken by men of 3rd Bn, 274th Inf Reg. 20 Mar 1945. Photo: Signal Corps.

Men of the 70th practice a riverine crossing at Avery Park in Corvallis. The division trained at Camp Adair, just outside of Corvallis, but practiced water operations at Avery Park. The photo was taken in the summer of 1943.

70th Infantry Division mortar crew firing for effect during the battle for Forbach, France on February 27, 1945. The crew belonged to D Company, 276th Infantry Regiment.

Company L, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Division seen here entrenched near Spircheren in February, 1945.

Medic and an infantryman take shelter against a pile of rubble as German artillery shells newly captured Behren. 274th Infantry Regiment, Behren, France, 17 Feb, 1945. Signal Corps Photo.

A 70th Infantry Division patrol in the ruined streets of Forbach, France on February 23, 1945.

A soldier from the 70th Infantry Division guarding a group of captured German Soldiers who are carrying their wounded from Wingen, France during the fighting there on January 6, 1945.

A M1917 medium machine gun crew from the 70th Infantry Division covers a Bailey Bridge built over the Saar River by the 48th Engineer Combat Battalion in Saarbrucken, Germany. The photo was taken on March 21, 1945.

Two infantrymen from the 70th peer over the parapet of a trench right in the front lines at Spicheren in Eastern France on February 22, 1945.

A panoramic view of Wingen, France during the fighting between the 70th Infantry Division and elements of two Waffen SS formations in early January 1945.

A panoramic view of Wingen, France during the fighting between the 70th Infantry Division and elements of two Waffen SS formations in early January 1945. In this scene, U.S. indirect fire has just struck a house that was being used as concealment by a German sniper. January 6, 1945.

Rhine Regatta on the Rhine River. Pfc Raymond Unger comes well-prepared with four beers. 4 July 1945: Photo: Life magazine.

SS America date and location of photo is unknown.



Nazi prisoners taken in bitter fighting on the outskirts of Saarbrucken, Germany, file across pontoon bridge over the Saar River near Rockerhausen, under guard of 70th Division infantrymen, Pontoon bridge was thrown across the Saar river to outflank Saarbrucken. 3/22/45


L to R: Jack Kidder, Jerry Boyea, 'Doo' Clifford, Charles B. Eblen, Fred J. Cassidy, ‘Navy Field’(?), Wiesbaden, 4 July 1945. Photo from Jay Heiser.

Charlie Pence (front row, 2nd from left) recovering from wounds with other GIs. Date and location of photo is unknown. Photo: via Jim Lankford.