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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

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US Personnel in Tunisia - early 1943

LIFE Magazine Archives - Eliot Elisofon Photographer

 

 

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Combat Engineer of the United States Fifth Army enjoys a cup of coffee and a doughnut supplied by the Red Cross in Italy, 1944.

 

 

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Crew of an US M8 Greyhound stops to talk to an officer smoking a pipe somewhere in the Harz Mountains region, Saxony-Anhalt Germany - May 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer WWP-PD

 

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US soldiers from 36th Infantry Division enjoying bottles of Coca-Cola somewhere in Italy 1943.

 

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US Marine with his M1928A1 Thompson SMG on Okinawa - April 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - J R Eyerman Photographer WWP-PD

 

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GI at Anzio displays some items of his personal grooming kit and some K-rations - May 1944

 

 

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US LCVP landing craft ferrying supplies down the River Rhine - April / May 1945

LIFE Magazine Archives - John Florea Photographer

 

 

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During the Battle of the Bulge, the 486th Armored Anti-Aircraft Battalion, an attached unit of the 3rd Armored Division, pauses for a meal near Trou-Du-Bois, Belgium.

 

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GERMANY.
The fur vests that were left behind by retreating Germans are now in possession of three sergeants of Company H, 414th Regt., U.S. First Army.
The men are, L to R, S/Sgt. Gene McParland, 4712 59th Place, Woodside, L.I., N.Y.; T/Sgt. Walter F. Skora, 5423 S. Sawyer Ave., Chicago, Ill.; and Sgt. Kenneth L. Mueller, 5425 N. Richard St., Milwaukee, Wis., who are standing by the roadblock. Sindorf, Germany. 28 February, 1945.
Company H, 414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division.

 

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DUTCH GERMAN BORDER.

Pvt. Lawrence J. Lewis, of Chetek, Wis., examines the effect of a shell near the entrance to a German pillbox that formed part of the Siegfried Line defenses on the Dutch-German border.

The pillbox was one of many such captured by advancing American forces. 4 October, 1944.

117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division.

Photographer: Clancy.

(Signal Corps.)

 

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Tec 5 Hugo P. Angel, Dubuque, Iowa, paints red cross on his jeep in St. Nazaire Sector, France. He is a medic attached to a Field Artillery battalion.

293 FLD OB Bn., 66th Inf. Div., St. Nazaire Sector, near Blaine, France. April, 1945. 66th Infantry Division.

Photographer: Pfc. F. Smaluch, 198th Signal Photo Co.

 

 

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Pvt. George W. Rodgers, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Cpl. Steve C. Lipinski, 84th Engineer Camouflage Battalion, attached to the 100th Division, Seventh U.S. Army, finish painting a M5-A1 tank.

14 March, 1945. Montbronn area, France.

100th Infantry Division.

 

 

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GERMANY.

Modern army in a quaint Southern German town.

Here, Pfc. Harry J. Tressel, Buffalo, N.Y., member of the 163rd Signal Photo Co., watches Mr. Ernst Geissendorfer make the final arrangements of a window display of etchings and etching plates. The etchings were all done by either he or his father and represent the high spots of historic value in the town of Rotherburg. 19 April, 1945.

Photographer: T/5 Emmanuel Greenhaus, 163rd Signal Photo Co.

 

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409th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division, in operations to liberate France, 1944-45.

 

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1st Lieutenant Roy Buck Rodgers and his Night Raiders of 1st Battalion 407th Infantry Regiment 102nd Infantry Division discovers a German

 

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US \& Soviet Personnel shoot at something with an M1 Carbine \& TT33 Pistol near Torgau Germany - April 1945The US Soldiers are with the 273rd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division.

 

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US \& Soviet Personnel shoot at something with an M1 Carbine \& TT33 Pistol near Torgau Germany - April 1945The US Soldiers are with the 273rd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division.

 

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Mmmm, wonder how long that Russian spent in Siberia after his contact and fraternization with Americans?

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US \& Soviet Personnel shoot at something with an M1 Carbine \& TT33 Pistol near Torgau Germany - April 1945The US Soldiers are with the 273rd Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division.

 

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It looks like at least one soldier is wearing one of those fur vests like in the photo a couple of days ago. 
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Pvt. Zeb Turner, Bridgeport, Conn., adjusting the pack of Pvt. Robert [illegible]. Dunlap, Iowa, as infantrymen replacements prepare to leave for the front. Nancy, France, 15 November, 1944. Unit unknown. Photographer: Musae.

 

 

 

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Pvt. Zeb Turner, Bridgeport, Conn., adjusting the pack of Pvt. Robert [illegible]. Dunlap, Iowa, as infantrymen replacements prepare to leave for the front. Nancy, France, 15 November, 1944. Unit unknown. Photographer: Musae.

 

 

 

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Good pix of a M1 canvas gunsling and also a transitional two-tone E-tool cover.

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GIs of the 4th Infantry Division and members of the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment (101st Airborne Division) heading towards Utah Beach, June, 1944.

 

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Empress Augusta Bay Bougainville Northern Solomon Islands November 1943

 

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