PHOTOS FROM MY DAD'S
WORLD WAR II PICTURE ALBUM
Dad was drafted in 1942 and inducted into the Army at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, MS. He was then transferred to
Camp Polk, Leesville, LA for basic training, assigned to the Third Armored Division then reassigned to the 7th
Armored Division and transferred to Desert Center, CA for desert training. These pictures are mostly from that time
Maintenance Company, 40th Armored Regiment
"Lucky" 7th Armored Division
August 2, 1914 - January 6, 2001
Dad and "Bridges"
Dad and "Anderson"
Bridges, Anderson and Dad
picture was on a post card. Notes on the back say "1st Sgt. White
S. Sgt. Haley took in Beaumont, Texas"
Dad is third from left on the back row.
Dad is fourth from left on front row.
back: Roundtree, Pigg, Berthleume, Bream, Eaton, Smith, Johnson
"My Drivers -- 4 are not on it"
Smith, Eaton, and Rountree
Smith and Eaton
Dad was in the hospital recovering from surgery when the 7th Armored Division went overseas. He was
reassigned to the 2nd Army Division and the106th Infantry stationed in Atterbury, IN. He went overseas
with the 106th and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
end of the war, Dad was stationed at a town on the Rhine River
and later transferred to Marseilles, France. The checkmark in the picture identifies "his room” but
his notes don't say where this picture was taken. Pictured are Bertheume, Dad, Eaton, and Smith.
This picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris during World War II. The checkmark indicates Dad.
Dad's discharge papers show he was a Tec 4, Co C, 341st Engineer Regiment.