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.

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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