|Photos of the 63rd Infantry Division on occupation duty- Page 10|
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|L-R: Pfc Clinton, Pfc Frutchey and Lt Roy Hartney, Mortar Platoon, D/254th Infantry, May 1945 in Germany|
|Capt Neal D. Blanchard, Med Det 255th "piloting" German Jet near Munich. Furnished by Francis Blanchard.|
|Officers of the 3rd Battalion, 255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division - Germany June 1945
Picture furnished by Francis Blanchard whose father was Captain Neal D. Blanchard, Med Det 255th Infantry. Twenty-two(22) officers were named in the photo, however I was only able to identify those with numbers as shown. The others were also numbered but they were not legible. Officers named with identifying numbers. 1- LCol Maurice Schiffman (CO) 2- Maj James Boyd (XO) 3- Capt Wayne Williamson (S1) 4- Capt (Chap) Carl Lucky (Chap) 5- Capt Neal D. Blanchard (Bn Surg) 6- 1st Lt Charles E White (S2) 7- Capt Abraham S. Lincoln ( M Co) 8- 1st Lt James W. Brown ( M Co) 9- 1st Lt James J. Ryan (Commo Officer) 10- 1st Lt Richard Hartman (Motor Off) 11- 1st Lt Thomas McClaren ( K Co) 12- 1st Lt Cecil L. Johnson ( K Co) 13- 1st Lt Garland A Ludy (K Co) 17- 1st Lt John A. Tate (I Co) 19- 1st Lt John Davenport (I Co). Those named but I can't identify: 1st Lt Leverne Smith ( M Co), 1st Lt Denzil Bergman (M Co), 2d Lt Joseph Fiedelday (A&R Plat) Lt Breslin ( I Co), 2d Lt Perry Erhard (M Co) , 2d Lt Searly McClure (K Co) and 2d Lt Raymond Kochanski ( L Co)
|CWO James T Nordin, 563rd Signal Company. "Chief I know we told you to blend in during the occupation, but really".
Photo furnished by Jim Nordin, CWO Nordin's son.
|Photo of quarters for Headquarters Company 253rd Infantry Regiment, Bad Mergentheim, Germany 1945. Compare these plush quarters to the ones directly opposite for D Company, 254th Infantry. Where's the justice?? Photo furnished by John R. Badey, Hq 253rd Infantry|
|Pfc Clinton (L) and Pfc Frutchy (R) D/254th Inf in front of their quarters in some unnamed village in Germany, 1945. What did they do wrong to deserve such quarters??|