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508th IN FRANKFURT


Hq 1st CP
location unknown but thought to be in Frankfurt.  Note the references to the Battalion's Fireball insignia in text as well as graphically

(courtesy Arthur Rottier)

A Different View
Major Jonathan "Jock" Adams, C.O., HQ 1st, strolls outside the 1st Battalion C.P. in Heddernheim.
   This building may be what the signs (at left) are pointing to. 

Capt Hugh Frederickson
an apparent late comer, no background on him as yet

1st Lt Francis Mahan
joins an unidentified Lieutenant outside the Heddernheim apartments

Capt Walt Revis
is another latecomer for whom we have no details as yet.

 

1st Lt. Francis Mahan
was Battalion Officer (S-3) in Frankfurt

 

Pvt James P. Burke
on Honor Guard duty at the Generals Gate

Hugh Gordon
of Company A joined by unidentified trooper on left

Super Stars
Lt George Lamm and Sgt Marvin Risnes.
    Lamm was awarded the Silver Star with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and Risnes was awarded the Silver Star in Holland plus a Bronze Star Medal in Belgium.  He re-enlisted in 1945 with the rank of 1st Sgt and then was commissioned as a Warrant Officer.
   NOTE:  Although Francis Mahan labeled the man on the left as "Lt Lamm", he is wearing an enlisted man's cap, as is Risnes.  Lamm was separated from the service after WWII. He reenlisted in November 1945 under a program that allowed ex-officers to enlist in the grade of MSGT. He reenlisted for the 508th and was assigned as First Sgt of Company I.

Staffers
  (l) Bob Speers and George Fairman, both Hq 2nd, huddle (believed to be in Germany)

Cpl John B. Vogel, Sgt Robert W. Speers and Pvt Irving T. Shanley
(all Hq 2nd) at the Wishing Well, 1945

[courtesy of Irv Shanley estate]
Sgt Maurice W. Shoemaker
Co G, 1945-46
Skyblazers
photo from Sgt Shoemaker's collection shows Company G Hq with a new twist


Sgt Shoemaker (rt)
with unidentif Pvt and Sgt

 

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