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 Serial/Series Title: Dan J. Melli Scrapbook
 Collection: World War Two Collection
[Dan Melli Scrapbook, Page 1]

[Dan Melli Scrapbook, Page 1]

Date: 1945~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Dan Melli in and around the envirions of Blaubeuren, Germany. The image on the top left shows an American military parked by a Blaubeuren sign at a railroad station. The top right image shows Dan Melli sitting by a medical truck that has "Louise" written on its covering. The center picture features a blurry soldier standing in front of a captured German train with piles of open crates nearby. Dan Melli poses with a wrought iron fence on the bottom left, and with two young German children on the bottom right.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Aalen - Germany]

[Scrapbook Page: Aalen - Germany]

Date: June 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of captured German areas. The top two images concern destroyed railroad assets in Aalen, Germany. The image on the top left is of the ruins of a railroad station. The building has been burned away to reveal brick and metal supports. A locomotive sits to the right. The top right photograph features several locomotives sitting on tracks. The third photo is of a pile of artillery shells stacked in a woodland near Ansbach, Germany. The bottom left photo is a different angle of the same shells with U.S. soldiers posing in front of them. The bottom right photograph is of Howie Philwin, Al Kobelicks, Rhodes, and Nathan Levine wearing U.S. Army uniforms and walking down a road that cuts through a forest.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Aalen's Swimming Pool]

[Scrapbook Page: Aalen's Swimming Pool]

Date: June 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of a swimming pool in Aalen, Germany. The top left photo shows Dan Melli and another man wearing swimtrunks and standing on a lawn around the pool. People can be seen reclining on the ground nearby. The photo in the top right shows Melli standing in front of a pool ladder. Behind him is an occupied swimming pool. The third photograph shows Lieutenant Bison, Allen, Dan Melli, Frank Ross, and Samuel Rascon wearing swim trunks and sitting in a line in front of a pool.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Men beginning to be discharged!]

[Scrapbook Page: Men beginning to be discharged!]

Date: September 3, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of soldiers preparing to be discharged and leave Germany. The first photo involves a First Sergeant calling out while holding a paper. Soldiers mill about to the right, with Ferdinand Caravelli looking towards the camera. The middle-left photo shows Joe Hurt carrying a full sack over his back and standing in a street. The middle-right photo shows Nathan Levine standing in front of a German theater. The bottom photo is a close up of Dan Melli and a man named John. They are smiling, standing in front of a wall, and wearing shirts and ties.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: O'Reilly General Hospital, Springfield, Missouri]

[Scrapbook Page: O'Reilly General Hospital, Springfield, Missouri]

Date: {1944-04-07, 1944-05-28}
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of the environs of O'Reilly General Hospital. The first photograph features a long ward building that runs parallel to a road. The bottom photograph shows another ward building with a group of Italian prisoners of war sitting under a nearby tree.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Opel Factory]

[Scrapbook Page: Opel Factory]

Date: 1945~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of the Opel automobile factory in Rüsselsheim, Germany, before and after American bombing operations. The first photo shows the factory with the word "Opel" written across its front and two large smokestacks rising from its roof. The second photo shows an American soldier standing amidst rubble and the shells of wrecked rooms. The third photo shows a collapsed ceiling, broken frames, and assorted rubble. The fourth photo shows a pile of rubble to the left and a relatively intact five-story building to the right.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim]

[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim]

Date: August 22, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of scenes from around Rüsselsheim, Germany following the American occupation. The top photo features Dan Melli sitting on a low brick wall in front of a dispensary with Thomas Walsh leaning through a window. The next photo features men identified as Magnani, Technical Sergeant Nelson, Ferdinand Caravelli, and Captain Brookshire standing together in front of a row of homes. The final picture has Dan Melli standing next to the provocatively posed Technical Sergeant Nelson.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim - August 31, 1945]

[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim - August 31, 1945]

Date: August 31, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Dan Melli and John and Joe Hurt in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The top four photographs show the men consorting with two very young girls identified as Hannala and Greshia. The picture on the top left has the two blonde children standing alone by a picket fence. The image to the top right has Melli kneeling between them and embracing them. The second image on the left has Joe Hurt embracing the girls. The second photo on the right shows both Hurt and Melli sitting with the girls on the hood of an army jeep. The next photo shows Melli and Hurt leaning against the jeep with two young German children leaning against a fence to the left. The final photo features John and Joe Hurt sitting on the jeep's hood.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim, Germany, August  22, 1945]

[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim, Germany, August 22, 1945]

Date: August 22, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of scenes from around Rüsselsheim, Germany following the American occupation. The top image shows homes along Wagner Strasse, with an "x" drawn over the house where Dan Melli was billeted. The second image shows a close-up of the home in which Melli was billeted, with an "x" drawn under the room where he stayed. The third image shows Dan Melli standing with Captain Brookshire and his dog, Rolph. The bottom photo is a picture of Captain Brookshire standing alone by a bridge's railing.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim - October 18, 1945]

[Scrapbook Page: Rüsselsheim - October 18, 1945]

Date: October 18, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographs of Dan Melli and Nathan Levine taken around Rüsselsheim, Germany. The top photograph features Dan Melli playing a bass drum while Nathan Levine sits to the right. Covered mess hall tables appear on either side of the picture. The second photo shows Melli and Levine walking together outside of a half-timbered building. The third photo shows Melli and Levine in a dark room. Melli holds a Coca-Cola bottle, and three other bottles stand on a shelf between the two men.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
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