|Pfc George E. Boutwell, E Company 255th
Infantry Regiment. 1944
|Infantry Replacement Training Company, Camp Croft SC 1944. Pfc George E. Boutwell
assigned to E Company, 255th Infantry Regiment in Europe as a replacement is in front row,
3d from the left
|Members of M Company, 254th Infantry Regiment Cp Van Dorn,
MS 1944. Although names are noted, but they are first names ,
except for S/Sgt Earl M. Peterson and S/Sgt Algernon J. Keith, and I
was not able to identify them by their full names.
|Members of M Company 254th Infantry Regiment at Cp
Van Dorn, MS 1944. Sgt Wayne L Scott is on the far
right. Others identified by first name only.
|Members of M Company 254th Infantry
Regiment at Camp Van Dorn, MS 1944.
Identified by first names only.
|T/5 Mordecai H. Bauman, Service Company
255th Infantry Regiment, Cp Van Dorn, MS
|L-R: Pfc Harold Bolton and T/5
Mordecai H. Bauman, Service
Company, 255th Infantry Regiment Cp
Van Dorn, MS 1944
|Did you ever wonder what your mess equipment or K ration cans would look like buried for
60 years or so? Well ,Michal Osadczuk of Saarbrücken Germany uncovered some of our
equipment and trash while scouring the battlefields in and around Kleinblittersdorf, Germany.
The following images are photos of a mess kit fork and the lid from a K ration can.
|L-R: A lid from a can of "home cooked" Beef and Pork loaf from
a K-Ration and a mess kit fork. Uncovered from a fox hole near
Kleinblittersdorf , Germany
|On the reverse side of the mess kit fork are these four numbers
"9859". Under the assumption that they are the last four numbers of
the owners service number it could have belonged to Pfc Casimer A.
Milczarski, 42099859, H Company 253d Infantry Regiment.