American soldiers, stationed in Germany after the war, visiting the tombs in Milan, Italy, 1945.
Five soldiers in the 331st Regiment await orders in the Hurtgen Forest, West of Gey, Germany, December 1944. Virtually all of my war photographs have disintegrated due to the poor developing conditions I was forced to use; the nitrate in the film; and a flood in the basement of the Stars and Stripes building, where my negatives were stored, in August, 1946. Prior to disintegration, I did make excellent copies of them. For an actual image this should be flipped horizontally.
Captain Mitchell, from Chicago, Illinois, tops this gallery of fellow 331st Regiment soldiers, Gey, Germany, January, 1945. In the top photograph, German citizens coming West as we soldier East toward Berlin.
Pfc Brodie, from Chicago, Illinois, poses with a pipe and a "Tom-Tom" Gun shortly after our landing at Normandy (+14 days), near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June, 1944. I brought one roll of color with me from America; this was the first photo with that roll.
Two members of the 331st Regiment - and my platoon - pose with one of the many stray dogs that clamor for a soldier's attention, Sainte-Mère-Eglise, France.
After the Battle of the Bulge, commanders of the 331st Regiment hold an impromptu meeting with thye troops to discuss options, near Bastogne, Belgium, January, 1945.
On Christmas, US soldiers of the 331st Regiment received a hot lunch 300 yards behind the front line, Hurtgen Forest, Germany, December, 1944.
A German woman mans a Cola/Cigarette kiosk in the terminal building during the Berlin Airlift, Berlin, Germany, August 1945.
US soldiers in the 331st Regiment crossing the Elbe River, near Barby, Germany, April, 1945.
I put my hand up with the camera to catch this machine gun team in action just as a German mortar exploded, near Walternienburg, Germany, April, 1945.