Photographs - Page 50

Photos 1-5 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.

Photos 6 - 8 are from Giro Carrescia A/274, Photo 9 from John Simonetti, I/276

Cleared street in Frankfurt, 1945.

Jim Phillips KIA. Where and when photo was taken is unknown.

L: Frank Collo, R: Ernest Duet, both of G/275, outside of barracks at Ft. Leonard Wood, Summer, 1944.

S/Sgt. F.R. Byerley. A.T. Co., 275th Inf.

L to R: R. Nelson, R. Newton, A. Piel. At the side of a building being used as an aid station. Location unknown.

Steve Touvalian (l) Giro in center and J.P. Munoz or Munoy (r).

Harry Clary on left and Giro.

Touvalian on left - Giro showing off new stripes. Soldier on right is unidentified.

From left to right: Bill Westmoreland, Cecil Parker, John Simonetti, and Wally Fairfield - celebrating VE Day.