Identified as the officers from C Company of the 602nd. Provided courtesy of Gary Beeson.
A photo taken just after the war had ended, shows left to right, Matthew Keck, Bob Courtney, Walter J. Pavlak (in turret), Elvin Beeson, Bill Barnett (driver) and Lt. Robert Graham. Provided courtesy of Gary Beeson.
A close group of friends pose for a photo. Shown left to right is Walter J. Pavlak, William T. Hendrix, Elvin G. Beeson and Thomas P. Braidwood. Provided courtesy of Gary Beeson.
Elvin Beeson on left and a friend pose while traveling in the U.S. The friends may have had a fews days leave and were taking in the sights. The cover on the tire says El Paso, TX. Provided courtesy of Gary Beeson.
Vehicles of the 602nd traveling along one of the paved highways in Germany. Photo courtesy of Gary Beeson.
Elvin Beeson doing some work on one of the unit's M18 tank destroyers. The M18 was the only purpose-built tank destroyer used during WWII. The combination of it's 60 MPH top speed and 76mm gun made it an effective weapon against the German tanks. Photo courtesy of Gary Beeson.
Men from the 602nd take a break to play some baseball. This is the first of a few shots taken after the war had ended and the men had some time for fun. Photo courtesy of Gary Beeson.
Another shot of men from the 602nd taking a break to play some baseball. Photo courtesy of Gary Beeson.
It was not unusual for men of different units to play ball. Photo courtesy of Gary Beeson.
You can see from the posture of these men that these ball games were taken as seriously as any of their other duties. Photo courtesy of Gary Beeson.
A photo of four TD crewmembers from the 602nd. The bottom right soldier is thought to be the driver, T/5 Roberto Martinez. Courtesy of Deanna Vasquez.
Taken at one of the unit's reunions, Roberto Martinez (on left) reconnects with some of the men from his unit. Photo courtesy of Deanna Vasquez.
Another image from one of the 602nd's reunions, here stands Roberto Martinez (on left) with a reproduction of the black panther emblem used by most of the tank destroyer units. Photo courtesy of Deanna Vasquez.
Tank destroyer driver, T/5 Roberto Martinez inventories the tools
A detail shot of the front track, and boogie wheel area, of one of the unit's M18s. Photo courtesy of Joan Wren.
A photo of nine men from the 602nd. Courtesy of Joan Wren.
A mixed group of men, taking a tour of Paris. The group's tour guide is at far left with William P. Rohloff standing next to her. It is believed that others from the 602nd may also be in the group. Behind them is the Arc de Triomphe, which is probably the second most recognized attraction in Paris with the Eiffel Tower being number one. Photo courtesy of Joan Wren.
William P. Rohloff stands on far right with the TD's driver next to him, Roberto Martinez. The other two men are unknown. Bill Rohloff served as the assistant driver. Photo couretsy of Joan Wren.
A crew of an M18 from B Company of the 602nd. At the time they were supporting the 354th Infantry Regiment of the 89th Infantry Division. Shown from L to R is Max Rock, Ray Berg, Casper Zink, Felix Rodriguez and Otto Bergstresser. Photo courtesy of Brian Lenane.
Sgt. Frank "Bailey" Lenane on left and two others standing in front of their M18 Tank Destroyer. Bailey was a member of Third Platoon of B Company of the 602nd. Photo courtesy of Brian Lenane.
Frank "Bailey" Lenane on left with two friends take and few minutes to document their time together with a photo. Many of the men took such photos while on leave, prior to shipping to England. Courtesy of Brian Lenane.
Shown is two M18s from B Company of the 602nd, "Cisco" Saenx and Hot Stuff. The crew of the former is left to right, Cunningham, William P. Rohloff, O'Neil, Arnett and Branham. The unit received their M18s in August of 1944 and used them throughout their time in action. Photo courtesy of Joan Wren.
An M8 Armored Car crew from the Reconnaissance Company of the unit takes a moment for a photo. Shown left to right is Lester Smart, Norman Zumm, Wilbur Storer, and Charles Corso and their M8 is named "Rambling Wreck". The photo was taken while in Erfurt, Germany in 1944 and provided courtesy of Robert Zumm. His father explained that soon after landing in Normandy, the men found a pair of baby booties, which they tied around the barrel of their 37mm main gun. It became their good-luck charm but after a few months the booties came loose and were lost. It was shortly after that their M8 was hit by enemy fire during a battle, thankfully no one was injured in the action.