S/Sgt. John L. Geer, St. Paul, Minn. This is one of a series of pictures showing some of the veterans of the 25th Cav., 4th Armored Division. These men formed the spearhead of the invasion of France and fought in the Battle of Bastogne.
4th Armored Division vehicles move past bodies of dead American soldiers on a road near Chaummont, Luxembourg. These men fell on the effort to relieve the German pressure on Bastogne. 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron.
American infantrymen of the 10th Armored Inf., 4th Armored Div advance in battle on an effort to reach beleaguered members of the 101st Airborne Division, who are defending Bastogne, Belgium. 27 December 1944
Infantrymen of the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, fire at German troops in the American advance to relieve the pressure on surrounded airborne troops. Bastogne, Belgium. 27 December 1944.
Members of the 101st Airborne Division move out of Bastogne, Belgium, to drive the Germans who have besieged them for ten days, out of a neighboring town. Photo taken while Bastogne was still under siege. 12/29/44
Battle weary Nazis who were the last to surrender during the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, which ended after several weeks of heavy fighting. Co. I, 2nd Bn., 39th Regt. 9th Inf Div, near Jungersdorf. 12 December 1944
The Nips established these types of dugouts in front of native village possibly hoping they would be spared in the event of shelling or bombing. A soldier stands on the floor to illustrate depth. Red Beach, Gander Point, Butaritari Island, Makin...
Private (PVT) Edward Laudansky, a Signal Corps photographer, pistol in hand, investigates one of the numerous native huts around Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll, Red Beach (Makin Islands, Gilbert). 165th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division.
A rifleman, also armed with a bazooka, crouches behind a log in the front lines. The bazooka, although an effective weapon, was not used very much because of Japanese installations and methods of fighting. Red Beach, Butaritari Island, Makin Atoll...
2nd Battalion, 165th Infantry Regiment attacking Butaritari, Yellow Beach Two, find it slow going in the coral bottom waters. Japanese machine gun fire from the right flank, eight hundred yards away in the wrecked ships, makes it more difficult for...