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The following group of photographs were furnished by 1st Lieutenant Burrell Marsh Allen, Headquarters Battery 861st
Field Artillery Battalion.  All photos relate to that unit unless otherwise indicated.(Continued from Pictorial History Page 60)
P-51- Boblingen airstrip 1945
Lt Allen and P51 aircraft, Boblingen, Germany 1945
US P51 fighter aircraft landed at 861st FA airstrip in
Boblingen, Germany 1945
1st Lt Burrell M. Allen with P51 fighter aircraft
at Boblingen airstip Germany 1945
German aircraft, Boblingen air field, Germany 1945
German HE111 aircraft at Boblingen, Germany airstrip-1945
German Bomber near Bad Mergentheim, Germany 1945
Crashed German bomber near Bad
Mergentheim, Germany 1945
Lt Allen and P47 aircraft, Weisbaden, Germany 1945
1st Lt Burrell M. Allen and US P47 fighter
aircraft at Weisbaden airfield, Germany 1945
End of 1st Lt Burrell M. Allen's photo collection.  Additional photos can be viewed in the
Occupation Photos section of this web site.
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Spinks and Butler- E/255th Inf Regt Heidelberg, Germany 1945
This photo shows Pvt. Harry J. Spinks (left front-dancing) and Pvt Robert C Butler (right front playing
harmonica) both from E Company 255th Infantry Regiment in the streets of Heidelberg, Germany on or about
31 March 1945. Others in the photo are not identified.   The photo appears in a book written by a journalist
from Belgium "The Crossing of the Rhine".  Pvt Spinks was killed in action on 11 April 1945 near Weissbach,
Germany.  Pvt Butler was wounded in action on 11 April 1945 near Weissbach , Germany.  Photo sent in by
Joe M. Fransquet of Belgium.
Mertzman  I/253d Inf Regt 1945
Peters  I Company 253d Inf Regt-1945
S/Sgt Stanley A. Mertzman-I
Company 253d Infantry Regiment-
Germany 1945
1st Lt Thomas L. Peters- I Company
253d Infantry Regiment- Germany 1945
The following photographs are from a collection of S/Sgt Maxcy B. Patterson, I Company 253d Infantry Regiment and are
contained in the Memoirs written by S/Sgt Patterson and men of the 2d Platoon, I Company 253rd Infantry Regiment.  All
photos pertain to that unit unless otherwise indicated.  Ranks and grades shown in the captions reflect the highest grade attained
prior to departure from the 63rd Infantry Division.  The complete Memoirs of the 2d Platoon, I Company 253d Infantry
Regiment can be viewed on the History of the 253d Infantry Regiment CD available from the 63rd Infantry Division Association
Historian, Bill Scott.  See the Memorabilia Section of this web site for details.
40 and 8 troop train, France 1944
Troops prepare to board "40 and 8" cars for movement
Mail to home WWII
Envelope of mail sent home by S/Sgt Patterson- 1944
POW's move across a pontoon bridge- Germany 1945
Tank/Infantry team
German POW's move across a pontoon bridge- Germany 1945
Infantryman climb aboard supporting tanks during the "Rat
Race" to the Danube.-  Germany 1945
Bitche, France 1945
Tanks moving through Bitche, France 1945
Tank/Infantry Team
Tank/Infantry team moves advances through a
Germany town- 1945
End of the Patterson collection-  Additional photos from this collection can be viewed in the Miscellaneous Photo Section and
the Occupation Photo Section.