WWII Platoon Photo – 1944

I came across this photo in the archives of my grand-aunt Shirley Paulus Krueger.  It seemed something of broader historical significance, so I’m posting it here.  The front says “First Platoon, Co. C, Fighting First Division”.   The back says: “May 5, ’44 – England.  Some of the gang.  To: Shirley (Paulus) from Lawrence”.  I don’t know if Lawrence was a friend, or family member.

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First Platoon, 1944

First Platoon, 1944

Since I’m currently looking for some platoon photos online, I thought the timing was good to put this out there.  Hopefully it will be helpful to someone looking for their own relatives.

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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