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Photo Album of Pfc. Ray Sturm, 119th HQ Co., Communications Section:
This is an ongoing project...will take some
time to complete.
Special thanks to Greg Acken for making this album available for all to see!!!
Click here to open album scans
Some great "Now" photos to complement photos from the Van Heely collection: Click here for Van Heely Link
Many thanks to:
Hello Warren, last year I told you
about my friend Robert from Mariadorf (
Dear Greetings from
Note Red Circle location!
Tremendous Then/Now photos from Michael Kuckelkorn!! Many Thanks!!
This here is the Church St.Sebastian in Würselen near Aachen,
The picture is taken Kaiserstraße / corner
This is the end from the Kaiserstrasse in Würselen.
I am amazed who bloody similar the buildings are on the WW2 Pictures and
the current pictures.
This is the Klosterstrasse in Kohlscheid near Aachen. Troops are 119th, Co. I, Oct. 16th, 1944.
Palenberg, Germany...thanks to Sonia Graham.
50 yards beyond this church would have been the old railroad crossing, although the station is still there the crossing is gone.
Photos provided by Arno Lasoe:
Link to tremendous panoramic photo atop Hill 314 at Mortain, France. Series of photos taken next to Petite Chapelle looking toward the area of the German advance on Mortain:
LINK TO MORTAIN PHOTO Please give it time to download...huge file. Provided to this website by Brian Mead. It is truly an amazing work of art.
Company D, 119th Infantry Regiment
1st Platoon, Co. D, 119th IR. Lt. Donald John Strand,
platoon commander, 1st left in 2nd row. Pfc. Roger Casey, author of the
book "A Country Boy Goes to
War", 4th from left in top row.
Stoumont, Belgium...September 9th, 2009.
On September 11, 2009 a new monument was dedicated in the City of Cadier en
Keer (South Limburg) The Netherlands. It reads: "Freedom should never be taken
for granted. "
This memorial stone is a tribute from the citizens of Cadier en Keer to our American liberators the 1st Battalion of the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, "Old Hickory".
Above all to Pvt. Albert H. Strahle, Jr. of Mission, Texas who was killed in action on this spot on our Liberation Day, September 13th, 1944.
Provided to this website by JP Wyers. Many thanks!!! Painted in 1994 by Mr. Albert Widdershoven.
Additional photos from the Town Cave in Valkenburg, The Netherlands were locals took refuge during the liberation in Sept. 1944.
Above painting made in 1945...artist a Mr. Linssen.
Click for close-up detail. Provided by Frank Gubbels.
Then Now Larger Scan for detail.
the chateau in both photos...key to location!!
Many thanks to Peter Vandersmissen for providing the photos and description. The 30th family thanks you!!!
High resolution for detail of what I believe after much research is MOST PROBABLY 2nd Armored tanks moving through 120th Inf. Reg. positions attacking south. I've included a couple of maps. Big white 'blob' in upper left corner is a dead cow...a common sight all through France.
Hello just sending a picture of my Uncle Bayne Colby Teague Co. C 119th Infantry Regiment 30th Infantry Division picture was taken Fort Jackson South Carolina he was from Hickory North Carolina Born: 07 Oct 1920 and Death: 27 Jul 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida I hope you can post it. You have a Great web site I have your site on links page. Check out this page on my site: http://combatveteranonline.net/links03.htm
God Bless and I do get your news letter.
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