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[Photo Album]: World War II Tank Division
Oregon, Luxembourg, Belguim, Germany: 1940s. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio measuring 12" x 14". String-tied brown leatherette album with stamped decorations on the from board. Contains 88 black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2.5" and 3.5" x 4.5" with captions. Detached front board else very good with edgewear with near fine photographs. A photo album compiled by a soldier with the tank division during World War II. It begins with his basic training at the University of Oregon which include group photos of cadets posed at attention on the grounds of the college as well as interior shots from classrooms. Also included in the early pages are photographs of his sweetheart, Maribeth Rodway, and her visit to the base. After training they were sent to France for a short time before departing for Belgium and Luxembourg. From this point in the album the solider uses the captions of photos as short diary entries and explains the story behind the photographs on each page. Under one photo of a man driving an army vehicle it reads, "Big Boy Bellows, lost 3 tanks our 2nd day in combat. Took over C Company when Capt. Minnich lost." Another photo reads, "2nd Platoon at Priests where artillery had blasted holes in walls and knocked out windows. Washed combat suits in gasoline in pump room. Rob saw V-2 while on guard - nite after 1st nite." A page titled "into the Deutches Reich" shows the men in tanks surrounded by debris and reads, "stayed in pillboxes several nights - metal racks with canvas and bunks. Had own lights and air filters and some had own fresh water. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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