Photographs - Page 48

The following photos were sent to me by Jim Lankford. These are scans of the original photos used to illustrate the book by Petersen and Pence, "Ordeal in the Vosges". Thanks to Jim's hard work, Eugene Petersen, and the daughter of the late Charlie Pence, Sharon Pence Honer, who helped locate these photos, these "long lost" items are now available to view. The originals will be kept at the US Army Heritage and Education Center, formerly the MHI, with the 70th Infantry Division records available there. Eugene Petersen has graciously given his permission to post them on our site. Jim began his search for these photos while writing an article on MOH winner George Turner, who was at Philippsbourg with our 275th Trailblazers.

William T. Long, Captain, Infantry. Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (1944) (Age 35 years)

Chalet on hill overlooking Saarbrucken. Used as 1st Bn. Aid Station.

Two soldiers working a field. Identities unknown.

Casualties occurred in these dragon teeth of the Siegfried Line by Saarbrucken.

Frank Ambrusko (transferred); Mann Manser (?) KIA; Sgt. Lojko, KIA, 1-5-45.

Me, Lt. Diekman (?) and Lt. Rigg in Spichern, France. We had tough going here. L – R, Lt Eugene Vacek (?), Lt. Donald Diechman, Lt. Clayton Rigg.

Apparently a G 2 buried by Krauts. "Unbekant Amerikaner" on Philippsbourg – Damback Road. 7/15/45. Photo: A.S. Wallace.

Hill left of Phillipsbourg where 3rd Bn. litter hauls were made.

Harold W. Mitchel, Pfc. Edwin E. Neill, Fred, Kern C. Dibble. Weapons Pltn., C Co., 275th. Springfield, Mo. Sept., 1944.

Lt. Theodore G. Heck. Weapons Pltn. Leader. Company K, 275th during Battle of Philippsbourg. (later S-1 of 3rd Bn.) Photo made at Ft. Leonard Wood where Heck and his men learned to fire the 60mm mortar without base plate or sights.