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OPERATIONS IN THE ARDENNES

See Also:  Battle Monuments In The Ardennes
General James Gavin
greets his troops as they move somewhere near Bastogne
(Photo courtesy Tony Rogers)

 


Snow An Enemy Too
Even this tank had a tough time getting through

Bud Warnecke (l), George Miles (r) Black Forest, 1945 George wrote: "I picked up a stocking cap somewhere during the Bulge, best hat I ever had".


Long and Lonely Vigil
This machine gunner had to stay alert and try not to think about how cold he was

'Tanks' For The Ride
Allen Johnson (far left) and Sgt Maj John Sivetz (behind Johnson) join other unidentified Hq 1st men getting a free ride

Trois Ponts, Belgium, 1945
[l-r] Lt. John Foley, Capt. Hank Lefebvre, Lt. George Miles.  According to George they were, "three combat hardened officers going for a drink."
(courtesy George Miles)

Sgt. Marion Whiting, Co A, February 1945
stands in line for chow call with his trusty mess kit open and ready.  Note also the German belt and buckle he is wearing rather than the regulation web belt.

(courtesy Capt. Rex Combs' collection)

 

Bulge Bunker
[l-r] Charles Schmaltz (Radio Op), Charles Kent (Supply Sgt), John Brickley (Commo Sgt), John Guaschino (Supply) and Robert
Ojendyk (Supply).  Guaschino and Ojendyk's bunker can be seen at left, rear.  All were members of Company A.


Four Lieutenants
(l-r) Herman Frick, George Miles, Lloyd Polette and Jean Trahin somewhere in Belgium during the Battle of The Bulge
(courtesy George Miles)

Bob Speers, HQ 2nd took the time during a lull in the fighting to have his picture taken.   On the reverse he wrote "Ardennes, Battle of The Bulge,1944"


All, well, "most" of the comforts of home
some 508ers found the door was open and settled in for some rest
 

 

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