Photos Photos of the US Army in the ETO

Engineers of the 2nd Armored Division in Germany, late winter 1944-1945.

"Five Points", Belgium - January 14, 1945
76 years ago today
“Five Points” was the US Army nickname for the crossroads at Baugnez Belgium, it was the site of the Malmedy Massacre on December 17, 1944 when 86 captured U.S. Personnel were executed there by German Waffen SS Soldiers
The abandoned vehicles in some of the pictures possibly belonged to B Battery of the U.S. 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, which was negotiating the crossroads when captured by members of Kampfgruppe Peiper
These pictures were taken on January 14, 1945, when US Personnel advanced into Baugnez and discovered the first remains of the Malmedy Massacre Victims
LIFE Magazine Archives - John Florea Photographer


June 10th 1944 at Portland. On the right the first German PoWs arrive by LSTs and LCTs. In the background is part of the 50th Field Hospital, initially there for the casualties of Exercise Tiger, but used to treat the first wounded evacuated from Utah. The column of tanks are Company I, 67th Armoured Regiment, 2nd Armoured Division, on their way to embark at Castletown for Omaha where they arrived at 16.30 the following day. An LST carrying G Co. and others hit a mine off Omaha, many casualties and all tanks and equipment lost, though nearly all was replaced within five days.

Pfc. Floyd Rogers, 38th Infantry Regiment, credited with containing 27 enemy snipers with his BAR, pictured here 29 Jun 1944, Normandy. He would be killed soon after this photo was taken, on 12 July 1944. Pfc. Rogers was killed in action near Hill 192, Normandy, outside of St. Lo. He was 24 years-old and a native of Texas. PFC Rogers was awarded the Silver Star for exceptional gallantry. Lest We Forget.
#ww2uncovered #worldwar2 #ww2 #WWII #WorldWarII #wwiihistory #ww2history #greatestgeneration #WWIIVet #Texas #worldwartwo #lestweforget #ww2veteran #worldwar2veteran #usarmyveteran #usarmy #usarmysoldier #USArmedForces #Hero #HeroesInUniform #SaluteAndRespect #usa #SaluteToService #neverforgotten #silverstar
Original description and photo sourced from the US Signal Corps Archive, and the US Army Archive

This photo, taken on January 20, 1945, in Gérimont, Belgium, shows three members of the 30th Infantry Division having a little break and trying to warm up around a campfire. These true American heroes are (from left to right): Sgt Albert L. Soli (Westwood, California), Pvt Jimmy Ferguson (Granby, Missouri), and T/Sgt Robert Kircher (Maplewood, New Jersey).

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium - November 1946
The Henri-Chapelle Cemetery contains 7,992 US war dead, primarily from the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Hurtgen Forest, and the Battle of Aachen
LIFE Magazine Archives - Ralph Morse Photographer

January 20th 1945, exact location unknown.
A B-17 Flying Fortress bomber having crash landed on a snow-covered field. We can clearly see the trail of the wheels up landing where it clipped the post and skidded through the snow. Soldiers gather around the side of the bomber on the Seventh Army front.
The pilot escaped the crash relatively unharmed after the rest of the crew bailed out.

Panzerkampfwagen Pz. IV Ausf. J from 6./SS-Pz.Rgt.2, knocked out by the 2nd Battalion/US 117th Infantry Regiment of the 30th Infantry Division on the outskirts of St. Fromond, Normandy, 9th July 1944.


Similar threads