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Operation Dragoon and the Champagne Campaign

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#51 dogface44

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:54 PM

3rd Div, Besancon outskirts, Sept 1944.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 04:03 PM

Very sad article about Wolfe. Rest in Peace

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:03 PM

Pvt Vance L. Clutter E Company, 143rd Infantry, 36th Division - His leggings were found in a farm that was most likely an Aid Station in the village of Marsanne, in the vicinity of Montelimar. Task Force Butler has set its HQ there for a while.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

Along Highway 7 - Battle of Montelimar.

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:27 PM

17 Aug 1944, D+2 - 2nd Bn 30th Infantry, 3rd Division with 1st Platoon, C Company 756th Tank Bn in support.

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:34 PM

Cavalaire sur Mer

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:47 PM

Battle of Brignoles, Southern France, 3rd Div.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 03:08 PM

Brignoles, Southern France.

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 03:15 PM

Another 36th helmet from Montelimar.

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:17 AM

1st Bn 517th PRCT, Southern France September 1944.

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:29 AM

1st Bn 517th PRCT, Capt Broudy A Co, September 1944.
Same place in 2012 with Leo Dean HQ/517 and Allan Johnson 596th Parachute Engineer Company/517th Parachute Infantry.

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:36 AM

One of my favorite pictures directly from the local photo album.

601st Tank Destroyer Bn, 3rd Division, August 1944.

 

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 12:20 PM

Awesome thread, great pictures. Thanks to everyone for sharing, this is what I come here for.

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 12:56 AM

Gilles,

 

Many thanks for locating this place ; I have been wandering for years where this photography was taken. 

It's the nuclear plant of Cruas in the distance near La Coucourde.

 

Dan.

 

Hello,

Thanks for your interest and your participation. Thank you also for the picture. I am also interested in the 199th in Vietnam and

we have a common 199th Friend in France :)

Your grandfather's unit is one of those fascinating, unique and totally overlooked outfits that took part in Operation Dragoon.

If you look at Dragoons' order of battle, there are so many small and separate units that going through the list makes one's head spin.

Thanks also for telling about your Grandfather's mood at Montelimar, first hand accounts like this are of great interest.

I wrote an article about a MIA 36th soldier during that battle, a very sad story.

 

Here's a picture I took a couple of years ago in Montelimar.

 

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:04 AM

Thank you for your interest Buzzy2014 and Dan. Here are some personal items.

 

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:09 AM

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 11:18 AM

Southern France.

 

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 02:28 PM

Southern France, August 1944 - The 7th Army crosses the Durance River.

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 01:43 PM

Another 36th helmet from Montelimar.
 

 

Helmet found in Loriol.

 

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:56 AM

fantastic thread, just love the then & now shots. This campaign must be a due an After The Battle volume soon. 



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:49 AM

 

Helmet found in Loriol.

 

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Thank you. I love it. I'm jealous. :)



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:58 AM

fantastic thread, just love the then & now shots. This campaign must be a due an After The Battle volume soon. 

Thank you Paul. I'm honored to have you participate to this post. I have been following you guys through

your website for some time. I must have read all the content and the stories at least 4 times.

I would like to come and see you at at the War and Peace show some day. I really admire what you do.

 

First Special Service Force - Port Cros Island, Southern France, Aug 1944.

 

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:14 PM

Here's a pair of binoculars that were found in the 90's in positions held by the 2nd Regiment/FSSF - Maritime Alps, Southern France.

 

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 01:48 PM

Amazing thread, very interesting then and now photos and great collection!
Thanks for sharing and show us more please...
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