PHOTOGRAPHS  1945:
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Riedwihr area, France

January 1945

Two knocked out tanks
of "B" Company after a
brutal winter battle on
January 24th, 1945 near
La Maison Rouge. One of
the tanks belonged to 2nd
Lt. Anthony Melfi, who
was killed in action
during the fight.

(Seventh U.S. Army
Report of Operations
Vol. II book, page 632)
France

1945

Sgt. Earl Regnier and
crew atop their M4
awaiting orders to move
out.

(Frank Cockerill)
France

1945

Members of the 3rd
Platoon of "B" Company
pose for a photo next to
an M4 with a 76mm gun.

(Frank Cockerill)
Germany

1945

2nd Lt. Winston Blythe
and Pvt. Charles R.
Johns. Both men were
killed days after this
photo was taken when
their tank was knocked
out at Nuremburg.

(Frank Cockerill)
Germany

1945

Smith, Kuklis, Robbins,
and Minnick all take a
few moments to rest.
Notice the sandbags on
their tank as added
protection against
German panzerfaust.

(Frank Cockerill)
Germany

1945

S/Sgt Frank Cockerill's
crew pose for a photo in
front of their tank during
a column halt.

(Frank Cockerill)
Germany

May 6th, 1945

Members of "B"
Company learn of the
war ending in Europe.
Pictured in the back row
(L to R): Lansdale,
Coombs, Gavin, Furness.
In front row (L to R):
Robbins, Chirico,
Cockerill, Kuklis.

(Frank Cockerill)
Germany

Early Summer 1945

S/Sgt Frank Cockerill
directs his tank platoon
during a post-war parade
in Germany.

(Frank Cockerill)