An album of photographs taken by Captain Charles H. Foertmeyer MD and his buddies in 1945 occupied Europe.
2 WELCOME TO MY ALBUM
3 Charlie as a Boy Scout on the steps of his Hyde Park, Ohio boyhood home.
4 High School Graduation
5 Charles as a brand new doctor as he graduates from medical school.
6 August 7, 1943 - Carlisle Barracks - Carlisle, Pennsylvania
7 Lieutenant Foertmeyer before deployment to Europe (1943)
8 And of course, the lady who waited at home; his wife, Virginia Driskell Foertmeyer.
9 80th Infantry Division Patch "The Blue Ridge Mountains"
10 The 80th's involvement in the European Theater of WWII.
11 US 3rd Army Patch
12 At the end of conflict they had seen it all!
13 Here are some of the places (in blue) that you'll visit in this presentation.
14 Major Tuerk, Easterly, and me on a pee stop en route to Paris.
16 Paris - Captain Marsh from the 702 Tank Battalion and your handsome husband.
17 Sightseeing in Paris - Gluckmman caught me before I was ready. I don't know what I was looking at.
18 Paris - Gluckman snapped this. I guess he hadn't seen an auto for so long he couldn't resist.
19 Portrait photo taken in Paris, France
20 Depot - Paris, France
21 Railway station Karlsruhe, France
23 Camp Phillip Morris - Le Havre, France
24 Camp Phillip Morris - Le Havre, France
25 Camp Phillip Morris - Le Havre, France - Me and Stitts
26 Camp Phillip Morris
27 Camp Phillip Mooris
28 Camp Phillip Morris
29 Camp Phillip Morris
30 Captain Thouin MD at Camp Phillip Morris
31 Le Havre, France - Camp Phillip Morris
33 Captains Herman Gluckman, Rolf Wagschal, Bromo Seltzer, and Charlie Foertmeyer in Gotha, Germany.
34 Me, in Gotha, Germany.
36 May 8, 1945 - Schwanenstadt, Austria - VE Day
37 Charlie and Bromo on VE Day, May 8, 1945
38 Schwanenstadt, Austria - In my room. Taken by Bromo with his Zeiss camera.
39 Officers of Company "D" 305th Medical Battalion. There were four companies, A,B,C, & D. Injuries moved from A to D, D being where the most serious injuries ended up.
40 Outside Salzburg, Germany - June 1945
41 Outside Salzburg, Germany
43 Swabach, Germany
44 House where Charles lived.
45 My room in Schwabach
46 Street in Schwabach
47 Displaced Poles in Ausbach, near Schwabach.
48 Displaced Poles in Ausbach, near Schwabach.
50 Austrian Alps, near Linbach, Austria with (L-R) Charlie Foertmeyer, George Dana, Charles Stewart, Henry Lane, and Bromo Seltzer
51 "The Gang" (L-R) Charlie Foertmeyer, George Dana, Henry Lane, Bromo Seltzer, and Charles Stewart from respectively, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, New York, Florida, and Michigan.
52 "The Gang" (L-R) Charlie Foertmeyer, George Dana, Henry Lane, Bromo Seltzer, and Charles Stewart from respectively, Cincinnati, Cincinnati, New York, Florida, and Michigan.
53 Charles - May 12, 1945 Austrian Alps
54 Charles Stewart, Henry Lane, Charlie Foertmeyer, and Bromo Seltzer in the Austrian Alps. This was near Linbach, Austria.
55 Captain Foertmeyer and his good buddy, George Dana, in the Austrian Alps. Taken at the lake resort near Limbach, Austria in May of 1945.
56 Bromo Seltzer, Charlie Foertmeyer, and George Dana in the Austrian Alps.
57 Captain Charlie Foertmeyer - May 1945 - Austrian Alps - "No, it's not a 'boogey' man-it's me. Love Charlie"
58 Henry Meyer, Bromo Seltzer, and Charlie Foertmeyer - May 1945
59 Quite religious weather station in the Austrian Alps
60 Our convoy enroute from Austria to Germany.
62 Bombed out building in Augsburg, Germany.
63 View from our vehicle in Augsburg.
64 Another severly damaged building in Augsburg.
65 Driving on the Autobahn!
66 A bridge destroyed by bombing along the Autobahn.
67 Remnants of another bombed bridge along the Autobahn, near Munich.
68 Our bombers sure can make a mess of things.
69 Farmland along the Autobahn
70 This is a Bavarian stove.
72 Political prisoners receiving medical releases to go home.
73 The tent in which they are cleared for release.
74 These Heinies are waiting to get into the medical tent.
75 Discharged German soldiers going into the Zahlmeister's tent (Pay-Master) to get a small mustering out pay.
76 This was a common sight, a "Butt Sniper" with a cigarette butt he found on the ground. This particular guy goes around town all day long collecting butts.
77 80th Division Demobilization Center - Prisoner of War (Kriegsgefangener) - Release Point (Entlassungsstelle) - Biessenhofen (spelled wrong)
78 80th Division Demobilization Center - The prisoners did not live in these tents - the tents are where the discharging personnel work.
79 80th Division Demobilization Center - shot from side window of my room.
80 80th Division Demobilization Center from my window. (General's Lager)
81 German Women Army Corp prisoners heading for release tents.
82 German Women Army Corp prisoners heading for release tents.
83 No description, but appears to be a GI and a German soldier walking together. (CF)
84 80th Division Demobilization Center
85 PW General's quarters.
86 The General's Lager(camp) outside my quarters window
87 This is a 1945 map of the 80th Division's POW camp and Demobilization Camp. The house with the red circle around it is where Captain Foertmeyer lived while there. As you will see on the next map the Officer's Camp, the Camp for those awaiting transport, and the Sports Grounds are all still open ground as in 1945 as can be seen in the prior photos taken from Captain Foertmeyer's room. However, the Camp for members of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, the camp for the SS and Nazi Party members, and the Camp for Women, are all now under a big subdivision.
88 As can be seen here, Captain Foertmeyer's house still stands and faces out to the grounds of the previously described camps and Sportplatz. All the other camps are now covered with houses.
89 Almost the same view.
90 Heinies shoveling coal for us.
91 Firewood the Heinie PWs cut for us to keep us warm this winter, if we are here.
92 On the road to camp this bridge crosses the Wertach River.
93 View of the thistle along the side of the bridge.
94 General's Camp - General's Lager
95 General's Camp
96 The P.W.E. Camp during a storm.
97 General's Camp
98 General's Camp
99 Discharged Heinies hitching a ride on a Heinie truck.
100 Houses near the prisoner camp in Biessenhofen, Germany behind which was the Frauenlager, or Women's Camp.
101 A religious figure, as seen on many homes here.
102 This building was our "Mess Hall" in Biessenhofen. It is a Gasthaus in Biessenhofen.
103 "Mess Hall"
104 Biessenhofen, Germany.
105 They have shacks and sheds in Germany too.
106 German girl on her bicycle.
107 Nice house in Biessenhofen.
108 Nice house in Biessenhofen, Germany - Across the street from me.
109 Beautiful farm outside Biessenhofen, Germany.
111 Beautiful Farm
112 View out my back window.
113 My view from my side window.
114 My room in Biessenhofen.
115 My Bed
116 My Table
117 View of my room.
118 Charlie in Biessenhofen, Germany
119 Just a house in Biessenhofen, Germany
120 Typical homes in Biessenhofen, Germany. [There was no mention of it on the photo, but is that a tornado behind the hill, showing above the left house? Is that why this photo was taken?]
121 Train Depot at Biessenhofen.
122 My quarters are in the building in the center.
123 My building is dead center in this photo.
124 Area Homes
125 Corporal Stein napping.
126 My feet are still too big.
127 I caught Captain Carliner sleeping in my room.
128 Relaxing on my veranda at Biessenhofen.
129 On my veranda at Biessenhofen.
130 Looking down from my veranda.
131 Motor Pool - Biessenhofen.
132 Filiakirche St. Ottilia near Biessenhofen, Germany.
133 Filiakirche St. Ottilia
134 Filiakirche St. Ottilia
135 Filiakirche St. Ottilia
136 Filiakirche St. Ottilia
137 Filiakirche St. Ottilia
138 Filiakirche St. Ottilia
139 Filiakirche St. Ottilia Today
141 Kaufburen, Germany
142 Kaufburen, Germany
143 Kaufburen, Germany - Main Drag
144 Kaufburen, Germany
145 Kaufburen, Germany - Other end of main drag.
146 Bromo, Chaplain Comer, George Dana, and the General's Aide at the Sport Platz in Kaufbeuren, Germany.
148 Hotel Austria on the Traunsee in Gmunden, Austria, as seen from my room in the Hotel Schwan.
149 Ping Pong Tournament
150 Ping Pong Tournament
151 View outside my farmhouse home.
154 Volley Ball
156 Main drag in Gmunden
158 Tree-lined avenue in Gmunden
159 A view of Gmunden.
160 Bromo at ease in Gmunden.
162 Gmunden just over Traun Tor [Traun Gate]
163 Main Drag - Gmunden
164 Guest House
165 Gmunden, Austria - "Off for the morning."
166 "Bromo" Morris Seltzer & Rolf Wagschal
167 June 1945 - Gmunden, Austria where I lived.
170 Charlie swimming in the Traunsee. The Traunsee is a long, narrow lake running north and south with Gmunden at its north end and Ebensee at its south end.
171 Swimming in the Traunsee - "Charles - Honest!!"
172 Sun bath - (Bromo took this & it's not in focus)
173 Traunsee from Officer's Club
174 My Table by moonlight.
179 Main "drag" at Gmunden (Raining)
180 View of Gmunden from my room.
181 Storm at Gmunden
182 View from our club at Gmunden.
183 In my room in Gmunden, Austria.
184 Self portrait in my room in Gmunden, Austria.
185 Austrian children - These children hung out around the station all day, every day, waiting for handouts of chocolate.
186 Charlie Foertmeyer and Bromo Seltzer June 1945 - "Hi Pal! I was thinking of you when this was taken."
188 Taking a ride on the Traunsee.
189 Bromo & Graziana taking a sun bath.
190 Lieutenant Rainsford - 318th Infantry
191 Sergeant Lou Kasparik
192 Lieutenant Sidwell
193 Sergeant Wahlberg - Medical Technition
195 Hotel Trautwein where I lived in Bad Wörishofen, in room 12, top row, second window from the left.
196 View to the left outside my window at the Hotel Trautwein.
197 View to the left outside my window at the Hotel Trautwein.
198 View to the left outside my window at the Hotel Trautwein during "Retreat". [signaling the end of the duty day and paying respect to the flag] (CF)
199 View outside my window to the right.
200 View outside my window to the right using red filter to bring out clouds.
201 View outside my window to the right with an ambulance and Red Cross donut truck.
202 On my balcony at the Trautwein. (the building in the background is still there in 2015)(CF)
203 Relaxing on balcony at Hotel Trautwein.
204 Steve Beaudry
205 Andy Brown and Steve
206 George Dana rellaxing on our balcony.
207 Charlie Wolf
208 Harry Meyer
209 Andy Pochette and Henry Meyer
210 Enlisted Men's Club - 319th Infantry Division
211 Waiting to get into the Paul Roberson Show (L-R) Unknown, Captain Levy, Lieutenant Sidwell, Captain Carliner, and Major Pasternak.
212 Still Waiting
213 Our division's answer to the rise in venereal disease.
214 Lt. Sidwell - Administrative desk at Clearing Station in the Sproll Hotel
215 Charles in his room.
216 George Dana
217 My bed in the Hotel Trautwein in Bad Wörishofen.
218 George Dana shaving.
219 Entrance to my room.
220 Our stables in Bad Wörishofen.
221 I like this architecture.
222 Captain Whitaker
223 Corporals Stein and Moyer
224 German Children
225 German Baby
226 German Girl
227 "Chocolate Beggar"
228 Henry Lane
229 On the sidewalk in front of the Hotel Trautwein. July 1945.
230 "My feets too big!" with George Dana.
231 Dick Ross - Bad Wörishofen
232 "Mail Call"
233 German soldier and his new bride strolling down Bahnhofstraße across from the Hotel Trautwein
234 Displaced Yugoslavians waiting to be sent home. July 1945 (forced laborers)
235 Displaced Yugoslavians waiting to be sent home.
236 Three Polish brothers who had been in a concentration camp for five years. They now do tailoring for us.
237 A German Fräulein named Vera. Charlie referred to this photo as "The Blackmail Photo". He said, without saying who, that she was someone's "you know what".
238 Captain Gluckman getting ready to photograph Vera.
239 Captain White and Bromo Seltzer - Dental Officers at work in the dental clinic.
240 Captain White - Dental Officer at work in the dental clinic.
241 Captain Gluckman, dentist at work.
242 Captain Euster at work on Charlie Wolf.
243 Pfc. Eyer - "I was in the process of draining his sinuses - Notice the probes in his nostrils."
244 Men receiving their typhus shots. (L-R) Turner, Dugdale, ____, Pearce.
245 Corporal Stein drawing a Wasserman on a patient.
246 Sidwell giving a lecture in the company day room.
247 Bad Wörishofen, Germany
248 View from my room out to the balcony.
249 Common sight in Bad Wörishofen.
250 Bad Wörishofen, Germany
251 Bad Wörishofen, Germany
252 Captain Herman Gluckman The building behind him is still standing 70 years later, but those little trees are now very big and obscure it, for the most part. (CF)
253 Looking straight down from my balcony at the Trautwein - Bad Wörishofen, Germany
254 Bad Wörishofen, Germany
255 Bad Wörishofen, Germany
256 Captain Carliner
257 Corporal Stein
258 Morning Formation
259 Morning Formation
260 Loading my camera.
261 I looked up just in time for Lieutenant Coyte to snap this photo.
262 Caught unawares again.
263 Posed - Ready - Shoot...
264 Lieutenant Coyte
265 Lieutenant Coyte
266 "Butt Sniper"
267 Coffee Shop in Bad Wörishofen, Germany.
268 Interesting painting...
269 Interesting Architecture
270 Cows in the streets of Bad Wörishofen.
271 Interesting Architecture
272 Seventy years later the Trautwein is still there, as well as the theater next door. Apparently, however, the Trautwein is now a restaurant and wine bar.
273 Seventy years later the "Filmtheater" looks (except for color) pretty much the same.
274 The Hotel Trautwein (right) and the theater in which we attended entertainment.
275 Bad Wörishofen
276 On my balcony at the Trautwein in Bad Wörishofen.
280 Daily Calisthenics
281 Track Meet - Tug o' War
282 Track Meet - Start of the 200 meter run. July 16, 1945 the third anniversary of the 80th Division's reactivation.
283 Track Meet - Start of the mile run.
284 July 1945 General Horace L. McBride [fourth from you]
285 General Horace L. McBride [not one of Charlie's photos but included for reference]
287 Main gate to Ebensee Concentration Camp as it stands today,
288 The main gate to Ebensee Concentration Camp during the Third Reich.
289 Plaque at Ebensee - A poem by a German author, the text of which implies that since he loved light and warmth during his life, and shunned the dark and cold, he therefore would prefer being cremated than buried.
290 Starved Men
291 Medical Tent at Ebensee. [Could Captain Foertmeyer be in there?](CF)
292 Starved bodies in a cell.
293 Starved Men
294 Starved Men
295 Starved Men
296 A starving man in the camp.
297 This man died in that position.
298 Incinerator Furnace
299 Refuse from the incinerator at Ebensee.
301 Füssen, Bavaria, Germany
302 Füssen, Bavaria, Germany
303 Street in Füssen
304 Outlying farm near Füssen.
305 This stone cross just outside Füssen is 900 years old, but that's all I know about it.
306 If you look closely, nearly center, you'll see Schloß Neuschwanstein. The small whiteish area on the mountainside.
307 Schloß Neuschwanstein - Castle of the Mad King of Bavaria - Ludwig II
308 Schloß Hohenschwangau - As seen from Schloß Neuschwanstein - This is where King Ludwig II grew up.
309 "The Mad King" King Ludwig II
310 Schloß Linderhof - "Palace Linderhof" - Near Garmisch
311 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
312 Fountain sprays water 150 feet into the air.
313 The Silver Room - Silver everywhere.
314 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
315 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
316 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
317 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
318 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
319 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
320 Schloß Linderhof - Palace of King Ludwig
321 Eibsee railroad station.
322 Eibsee Station - The electric train which carries one to the Zugspitz Peak (2 hour trip)
323 From Eibsee Station
324 Alps from Zugspitz
325 Eibsee from Zugspitz
326 Cable car to Zugspitz Peak
327 Area where people ski - note skiers in lower right coorner.
328 Weather station on Zugspitz Peak - Highest point in Germany.
329 Looking down on other peaks from Zugspitz Peak
330 From Zugspitz
331 80th Division's POW camp housing the 71st Infantry Division of the German 6th Army near Lambach, Austria.
332 There were no guards and no barbed wire around this camp, as the prisoners acted with honor.
333 A "toilet" at the POW Camp.
334 Members of the German 6th Army at the POW camp.
336 Our clearing station.
337 Our clearing station.
338 View directly in front of our station.
339 A house in Garmisch.
340 Houses in Garmisch
341 A house in Garmisch.
342 House across the street from our clearing station.
343 The house across from my hotel, the Hotel-Pension Alpenblick in Garmisch.
344 View (different angle) of the house across from my hotel, the Hotel-Pension Alpenblick in Garmisch.
345 Lieutenant Sidwell at Garmisch, Germany, Hotel-Pension Alpenblick
346 Hotel-Pension Alpenblick - Garmisch, Germany.
347 Garmisch, Germany (the PFC is not identified)(CF)
349 "A" Company - Seargeant Roach
350 View from mountain road outside Garmisch.
351 Going up
352 At the top looking down!
353 Cable Car building where cable car took us up Wank Mountain in the Ester Mountain Range.
354 Lieutenant Sidwell on cable car.
355 A local rider.
356 Charlie riding the cable car to the top.
357 Sidwell... at the top.
358 The View of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and surrounding area.
359 The View of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and surrounding area.
360 The View of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and surrounding area.
362 Pvt. Thompson
363 Corporal Stein
364 Captain Rolf Wagschal
365 Captain Graccianna
366 Lieutenant Coyte
367 Sergeant Henry Flotz
368 Sergeant Henry Flotz, tech sergeant of the POW camp.
369 Sergeant Henry Flotz
370 Charlie Foertmeyer and Bromo Seltzer
371 Captain Herman Gluckman in the dental lab in Gmunden.
372 Charlie Foertmeyer and Bromo Seltzer
373 Stepansky and Gluckman
374 Austrian child and George Dana.
375 "Chappie" Ball
376 Lieutenant Sidwell
377 Sergeant Biancarelli
378 Herman Gluckman loading his camera.
379 Pfc. Stepansky - Technician
380 Pfc. Purvis - One of the guys I work with in the station.
381 Captain Rolf Wagschal
382 1st Sergeant Whitney, from Akron, Ohio. 1st Sgt. of 1st Battalion - He could pick up our tents and singlehandedly load them onto a truck.
383 Chaplain Rydz
384 Chaplain Zimmerman
385 Frau Frei the "Egg Lady" - George has just bought some eggs.
386 Sidwell Relaxed
388 Our camp in Mauerkirchen, Austria
389 Captain Graccianna
390 Captain Graccianna
391 Colonel Gekger and Danny Stewart
392 Mauerkirchen Frau
394 German doctors and nurses in Mauerkirchen, Austria
395 German doctors and nurses in Mauerkirchen, Austria. They were of great assistance to me, acquiring medical equipment in post-war Austria.
398 Haberman Hotel, Marienske Lanze, Czechoslovakia. My room.
399 Haberman Hotel, Marienske Lanze, Czechoslovakia. My room.
400 View from Haberman Hotel, Marienske Lanze, Czechoslovakia.
402 Headquarters of the 17th F.O.B. for which I was now acting battalion surgeon.
403 Weimar Hotel. This is where I live now that I am part of Division Headquarters.
404 View from my window in the Weimar Hotel.
405 View from the Weimar.
406 View from the Weimar.
407 Courtyard behind the Weimar Hotel.
408 Near Division Headquarters and the opera.
409 The large building facing the street is the Red Cross Club.
410 Die Russische Kirche - The Russian Church
411 Just messing around with the camera.
412 Division Headquarters
413 Division Headquarters
414 Another view from my window in the Weimar Hotel.
415 The main drag in Marienbad.
416 Eastern end of the main drag.
417 The building nearest the center is the Weimar.
418 Hotel Weimar with fountain in front.
419 A Park in the center of town.
420 View of City
421 View of City
422 Airplane view of city.
423 Anlagen am Ferdinandsbrunnen (Ursprung)
424 Across the street from the Red Cross building. "Trinkstelle Rudolfsquelle und Ferdinandsbrunnen"
425 I don't know what this gadget is. "Waldquelle"
426 Das Neubad
427 Kreuzbrunnen und Wandelhalle
428 Wandelhalle am Kreuzbrunnen
429 My room in the Weimar - see the radio and sink in closet mirror?
430 Just messing around with the camera.
433 The Battalion at "Parade Rest" as the band passes by.
434 The band in action.
435 Reviewing the Battalion
436 Reviewing the Battalion
437 Colors, Color Guard, and men to be decorated marching forward to present arms to the battalion.
438 Having presented arms, we are listening to the orders and citations.
439 Captain Foertmeyer advancing to Major Pate to receive his Bronze Star Medal.
440 Captain Foertmeyer receives his medal from Major Pate.
441 Captain Herman Gluckman receives his Medal.
442 Sergeant Hoff receives his medal.
443 Sergeant Alexander receives his medal.
444 Medal Recipients (L-R) Lieutenant Alexander, Captain Herman Gluckman, Captain Charles Foertmeyer, Lieutenant Sidwell, and Seargeant Hoff (A Company) [Lieutenant Alexander is a new officer from the 10th Armored Division]
446 En route to Munich. "The boys have just finished 'Pee' call on way to Munich."
447 Munich, Germany - June 1945
448 Main street of Munich, Germany - June 1945
449 Munich, Germany - June 1945
450 Munich, Germany - June 1945
452 Munich, Germany
453 A shot of what is left of Munich, taken from the spot where Hitler's beer hall once stood.
454 Some GIs heading home, leaving Munich. Note the big shrapnel hole in the V4 plane.`
455 "Heinie" Junk
456 "Heinie" Junk
457 "Heinie" Junk
458 Ball game at Munich with 28th Field Hospital - we won. Our pitcher struck out 17 men and allowed no hits - Captain Meyer at bat.
459 25th Corps track meet at Munich.
460 Captain Meyer warming up.
461 100 yard dash finish.
462 Charlie Stewart and Spencer at the track meet in Munich.
463 Stadtz Stadium Munich
464 High Jump
465 Our man, Andy Novak winning high hurdles
466 Pfc. Sleath - Medical Tech
467 Relay finish - Our man second
468 Colored boys warming up for their race.
469 Mess call during convoy outside Munich. (L-R) Junior, Bromo, and ___.
470 These were hidden in the woods and used the Autobahn for a runway.
471 Nazi Plane Crash - "Goog ending for a bad flier."
472 Another German plane.
473 Another Heinie plane.
474 Depot - Munich, Germany
476 Posing. Most of the posed photos of Charlie were taken by his buddies so he could send them home to Ginny [his wife].
477 Photo taken in Nancy, France in October 1944.
478 I wonder what he's looking at? (CF)
479 "See how hard I'm working."
480 Charlie Foertmeyer
481 Charlie Foertmeyer
482 "Hi Stinky" Your old man in Biessenhofen. (See your camera?)
483 Charlie Foertmeyer
484 Charlie Foertmeyer
485 Captain Easterly and Charlie Foertmeyer on the way to Paris.
486 Charlie and Lieutenant Sidewell
487 Captain Foertmeyer, Lieutenant Sidwell, and Captain Wagschal
488 "Hi Stinky - I love you so very much." Biessenhofen 6 Aug 45
489 Bromo Seltzer (by the way, he had a dog at home named Alka - for real) and Charlie Foertmeyer.
490 Charlie Foertmeyer
491 Charlie Foertmeyer
492 Bromo and Charlie - Bad Wörishofen
493 Charlie Foertmeyer
494 Charlie Foertmeyer
495 Charlie Foertmeyer
496 Charlie Foertmeyer being admired by German girl.
497 Charlie Foertmeyer
498 "The 'good looking' guy is me."
499 Captain Werrell - Dentist
501 This is the building in which our battalion quartered. This was my last "home" with the 8oth Division.
502 Another view of our quarters. Note all the "pock marks" in the building from battle.
503 This building is across the way from our quarters. It was destroyed by shelling.
505 "The Aiken Victory Ship" taking us home to the US of A.
506 "The Aiken Victory Ship" taking us home to the US of A.
507 "The Aiken Victory Ship" taking us home to the US of A.
508 On the deck of the Aiken Victory.
509 Charlie Foertmeyer headed home aboard the Aiken Victory.
510 "The Aiken Victory Ship" taking us home to the US of A.
511 "The Aiken Victory Ship" taking us home to the US of A.
512 "The Aiken Victory Ship" taking us home to the US of A.
513 "The Aiken Victory Ship" taking us home to the US of A.
514 January 1946 - Camp Kilmer New Jersey.
515 January 1946 - Camp Kilmer New Jersey.
516 Meyer Abel
517 The only thing written on this photo is, "He's home!"
518 And here's the lady who waited through Charlie's deployment.
519 Charlie Foertmeyer and George Dana, visiting after the war. Photo circa 1948
520 Dr. Foertmeyer in his first Wyoming, Ohio office on Burns Avenue. Photo circa 1952
521 Charlie and Virginia Foertmeyer's completed family - 1956
522 Lieutenant Sidwell and Charles having a reunion at Charles's home, nearly 65 years later. Photo circa 2010
523 One last look at five members of those we now call "The Greatest Generation"!
525 Rest in Peace Dad
526 Author of "Five Years, Four Fronts", Georg Grossjohann was an enlisted man in the Wehrmacht who rose to Regimental Command in battle on four fronts of WWII.