Photo identifies the pair as "Griff and his horse", taken in June of 1945. The man is believed to be Bob Griffith. Courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Another image showing a portion of the unit preparing for the Inspector General. Not only would their equipment be reviewed, but the men would be held to a high standard too. This photo shows C Company with their jeeps and trucks in the front row and their M36s and crews in the back. Courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Shown in the photo are SSGT Leonard Berend, T5 Samuel Baker, Pfc A. McCulley and Pfc. Galvey Mire. They are identified as members of a "Light Tank Crew" and they are posing with what may be an M5A1 "Stuart" light tank. Not sure why these men would have been in such a unit. Research on Berend shows that he received a Purple Heart and was awarded a Bronze Star. Photo courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Frank Egner's platoon poses for a group photo while in St. Florian, Austria. Image is dated June 1945. Courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Identified as Frank Egner's platoon preparing for the I.G. (Inspector General) inspection. You can see an M8, another M5A1 Stuart and some jeeps, all lined up. Taken in June of 1945, when they were stationed at St. Florian, Austria. Photo courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Another pre-inspection photo of Frank Egner's platoon. Courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
An interesting photo of Lieutenant Lard and a French girl. This was probably taken after the war when passes to various cities throughout Europe were issued. Photo courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Shown L to R is T5 Roach, Pfc. Lawrence and Pfc. Jackson standing in front of their M8 Armored Car. Photo courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Frank H. Egner is shown at right with an unknown soldier on the left. Both men are in winter gear and holding Thompson sub-machine guns. The image is identified as being taken during the Michigan Maneuvers which were held from February 15th through March 13, 1944. The unit history does not mention them being in Michigan but they were stationed at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin. It seems that at least some of the men must have spent some time across Lake Michigan in the actual state of Michigan. Photo courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
Shown is Sgt. Tate, Pfc. Browning and Pfc. Seranno standing in front of an M5A1 "Stuart" Light tank and an M8 Armored Car. The photo is labelled as taken in June of 1945 when the unit was stationed in Austria. Since the war was over, the Stuart was probably from another unit and used to supplement their other armored vehicles. Courtesy of Jeff Giambrone.
A group of seven soldiers, possibly from A Company, including Bruce E. Pence, standing in back row on far right. Photo courtesy of Marsha Pence.
Shown in the photo L to R are John P. Fondale, Bill Ferone and "Chick" Hoffman. The photo was the buddies last one before heading overseas. Sadly, Hoffman was killed in action. John shared the circumstances and his friend Chick's death, relating that they were still using towed 3" guns at the time and when Hoffman's half-track had radio problems, he went back to try to fix the issue. The half-track received a direct hit from German artillery, killing Hoffman instantly. Photo courtesy of Philip Fondale.