World War I Photos
War II Photos - 317th Infantry Regiment
Adkins Collection (317th, H Company)
A.Z. Adkins, Jr. was a mortar platoon leader in Company H, 317th
Infantry Regiment, 80th Division during World War II. He, along
with his son, is also author of the book, "You
Can't Get Much Closer Than This: Combat with Company H, 317th Infantry
Regiment, 80th Division," published by Casemate Publications.
Giambrone Collection (317th)
An avid WW II collector, Jeff picked up a collection of 50 photographs
taken by an officer in the 80th Infantry Division. While the officer
who owned these photographs never identifies himself by name, he does
identify his comrades, and the ones he has been able to find information
on all belonged to the 317th Infantry Regiment. He is hoping that if
the photos are put on the web, someone will be able to indentify the
officer who owned the pictures, and some of the men in them, many of
whom are only identified by last name. Some of the pictures were taken
in 1944 when the unit was still in the United States, but the majority
are taken in 1945 after the fighting ended.
of Terry Baugher
Pan shot of 1941 Company D, 317th Infantry Regiment at Ft. Dix.
Victor T. "Slick" Bannerman Collection (317th, H Company)
Richards Collection (317th, F Company; 317th, HQ)
Don Richards was a replacement officer, arriving in the ETO in August
1944 and initially assigned to Company F, 317th Infantry Regiment,
80th Division. He was wounded in September 1944 and upon his return,
he was assigned to 317th Infantry Regiment HQ.
of Sue Mason
Sue Mason's father, Martin Mason, was the mail clerk for Company
F, 317th Infantry Regiment.
of Sue Mason - Soldier Portraits
Sue Mason, daughter of Martin Mason (T/5 mail clerk of Company F,
317th Infantry Regiment) sent some photos that were in an old checkbook
box that her father always kept next to his chair. On one side of the
box the stack of pictures faced up and the other side the stack faced
down. When he would hear of the death of one of these men, he would
turn their picture over.
Collection, Leo & Jim (317th, G Company)
Company I, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division.
of PFC Jack M. Buchanan
The pictures were taken at the Lakeview Rest Camp – 317th Infantry
Regiment, Weissensee, Germany. I believe the camp is actually located
of Paul Stutts
Photos of Paul's father: James A Stutts, HQ Co, 1st Bn, 317th Infantry
Carol's father: Staff Sgt. Harold T. Deselms, Service Co., 317th
Infantry Regiment, 80th Division.
of Capt. Edward Washington Stewart, Jr., 317th Svc. Co.
Capt. Stewart was commissioned in June 1935, following graduation from
the Oak Ridge Military Institute (Greensboro, NC). He received the Bronze
Star, four Campaign Stars on his ETO Medal, and the Combat infantryman's
Badge for his WWII service. After the war, he remained in the Reserves,
joined the National Guard in the early 1950s (119th Regt. of the 30th
Division), and passed away in 1970 at the age of 55. Photos provided
by his son, CWO3(R) Ed Stewart, USCG, of Kennesaw, GA.
of Burton Smith
Burton Smith's dad (Burton Smith) was a medic in 317th Cannon Company.
of Matthew Gibbs
Matthew Gibbs' grandfather (Seymour Miller) fought at Mousson Hill for
the 317th Company L. Seymour "Stretch" Miller provided several
typed pages of memoirs.
WWII Photos - 318th Infantry
Eugene Jack Collection
WWI Hq Company, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division panorama
photograph that I I inherited from my Uncle Russell Edwin "Bus"
Jack, my father's brother.
R. Swope Collection (318th, 2d Bn Hq Co, Comm Plat)
James R. Swope's father, Richard Swope, served with the 2d
Battalion HQ Co, Communications Platoon.
Jack's father, John H Riley, joined the 318th Co A on Jan 1,
1945 from a Repo Depo NE of Paris. These are a variety of photos from
Lt. William J. Elvin, Jr. was assigned to Company E, 318th Infantry
Regiment, 80th Division. Jan recently wrote a book about her dad
in WWII, titled, "The
Box from Braunau."
Albert Appleman Collection
PFC Appleman was in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 318th Infantry Regiment.
of Gerald Barton
PVT Elmer Hummel, Co H, 318th INF (& subsequently AT Co,
318th INF); photos courtesy of Gerald Barton.
Chris' dad, Gene E. Harris from Indianapolis, served in Company I,
318th Infantry Regiment.
WWII Photos - 319th Infantry
of Leonard "Bud" Hanline - WARNING:
Graphic Buchenwald Images
Bud Hanline was with the 319th Hq Company and took these photos.
As he stated so eloquently in his letter to Dr. Lee Anthony, "May
the likes of this never happen again. May those who suffered have peace.
May God's justice be with those still living who were involved in this.
I am only a small man doing as I was told to do. I took these pictures
agains the U.S. Orders."
of Bobby G. Mays
Provided by Stan, Linda, Carol, and Garland, Bobby Mays' children and
Brian Mays, grandson of Bobby Mays - 319th Infantry Regiment, Co
of Jim Trowbridge
Jim's father, Robert L. Trowbridge, was in 319th/Co E. photos
courtesy of Jim Trowbridge.
of Kenneth Barnett
Ken Barnett's uncle, PFC Adolph H. Johnson, was in 319th G Company.
This is a panoramic photo of the company while at Ft. Dix, NJ. PFC Johnson
was KIA at Letricourt, France on 1 NOV 1944.
WWII Photos - 80th Infantry
Gallagher Collection (Father, Sgt Philip Gallagher, 80th
There are about 100 photos with captions taken from camps in Kansas,
Arizona, plus France, Germany, Austria, and Luxembourg.
Lt Arnold E. Samuelson Collection (U.S. Army Signal Corps)
80th Division photos are numbers 4, 5, 18-22, 29, 35-38, 40-42 and were
taken at Liezen, May 11. (The captions are wrong, read Liezen
Richard Aigner's aunt took all the photos on a single occasion. The
location is main square at Liezen, Austria facing south.
The Enns bridge where the meeting with the Russians took place is about
a mile further south.
Muller (Luxembourg) Collection
Jean Muller is a Luxembourger historian, concentrating on 1900 - 1945.
He is a great friend of the 80th Division Veterans Association and has
taken many veterans and/or their families to actual locations of where
the veteran's battle took place. He has uncovered dozens of artifacts
over the years and asks nothing in return. Here are a few of the items
he has unearthed.
A site that provides tons of videos and images. These two links are
for 80th Division videos: one at Spittal, Austria and three from
the meeting with the Russians at Leizen, Austria.
My father was in the 80th Division, 305th Medical Battalion, during
WWII. During the occupation in many cities in Germany, including the
Ebensee Concentration Camp, the Biessenhofen POW camp, Bad Wörishofen,
Munich, etc., he took about 500 photographs.
WWII Photos - Field Artillery
WWII Photos - 167th Signal
J. Malan Heslop Collection
(U.S. Army Signal Corps, 167 Signal Photographic Company) The following
numbers are the ID-numbers; the 80th Division photos are easier to find
by their running number (the one on the left of the photo). Numbers
69 - 71, 478 - 479, 1094, 1116, 1118 - 1119, 1183, 1268 - 1269.
A four part video, "Documenting the Path of the American Liberators."
The last 60 seconds of the 4th video shows the Americans meeting
the Russians at the Enns River.