12th Armored Division Memorial Museum Photograph Collection

Housed at the 12th Armored Memorial Museum in Abilene, Texas, this collection of photographs chronicles the everyday life of the 12th Armored Division during WWII.

Having trained outside of Abilene at Camp Barkeley, the division was sent to Europe where it fought the German Army and participated in the liberation of concentration camps. The collection is comprised of photographs taken primarily by the soldiers as they transitioned from training in Texas to fighting in Europe.

Access to this collection on the Portal to Texas History was made possible through generous grants to the Abilene Library Consortium from the Community Foundation of Abilene and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Housed at the 12th Armored Memorial Museum in Abilene, Texas, this collection of photographs chronicles the everyday life of the 12th Armored Division during WWII.

Having trained outside of Abilene at Camp Barkeley, the division was sent to Europe where it fought the German Army and participated in the liberation of concentration camps. The collection is comprised of photographs taken primarily by the soldiers as they transitioned from training in Texas to fighting in Europe.

Access to this collection on the Portal to Texas History was made possible through generous grants to the Abilene Library Consortium from the Community Foundation of Abilene and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Taylor County, TX
633
Christian County, KY
236
Hardin County, KY
49
Jefferson County, KY
37
Winnebago County, IL
29
Los Angeles County, CA
27
El Paso County, TX
24
Pierce County, WA
20
Montgomery County, TN
19
Monroe County, NY
18
Todd County, KY
14
Davidson County, TN
11
Greene County, MO
11
Brown County, TX
6
Harris County, TX
4
Miami-Dade County, FL
4
Harford County, MD
3
Kings County, NY
3
Nolan County, TX
3
Oklahoma County, OK
3
Vernon Parish, LA
3
Bexar County, TX
2
Caldwell County, TX
2
Cook County, IL
2
Craighead County, AR
2
Denton County, TX
2
Hennepin County, MN
2
Ottawa County, OH
2
Queens County, NY
2
Richland County, SC
2
Sebastian County, AR
2
Tarrant County, TX
2
Wayne County, MI
2
Allegheny County, PA
1
Arlington County, VA
1
Atlantic County, NJ
1
Baltimore County, MD
1
Bibb County, GA
1
Brazos County, TX
1
Butte County, CA
1
Cabell County, WV
1
Calhoun County, AL
1
Callahan County, TX
1
Cass County, IN
1
Clark County, AR
1
Collin County, TX
1
Cuyahoga County, OH
1
Dallas County, TX
1
Denver County, CO
1
Durham County, NC
1
Dutchess County, NY
1
Edmonson County, KY
1
Franklin County, OH
1
Hamilton County, OH
1
Hardeman County, TN
1
Hartford County, CT
1
Jackson County, MO
1
Jones County, TX
1
Kane County, IL
1
Lake County, FL
1
Livingston County, IL
1
Luna County, NM
1
Muscogee County, GA
1
Niagara County, NY
1
Orange County, CA
1
Orange County, FL
1
Orange County, NC
1
Philadelphia County, PA
1
Richmond County, NY
1
Sangamon County, IL
1
Smith County, TN
1
Smith County, TX
1
Spartanburg County, SC
1
Summit County, OH
1
Sumner County, TN
1
Travis County, TX
1
Warren County, KY
1
Wayne County, OH
1
Wichita County, TX
1
Williamson County, IL
1
Wilson County, TN
1

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263
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251
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236
William Jenkins Collection
215
William R. Hahn Collection
210
Henry R. Rohrbeck Papers
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Louis C. Britton Collection
194
56th Armored Infantry Battalion Collection
177
Clarence Whitefield Collection
164
Clifford H. Woycke Collection
149
Les Johnson Collection
144
William Giannopoulos Collection
143
Marlene R. Ennis Collection
128
William Hahn Collection
120
Dan J. Melli Collection
115
Donald Coombes Historical Collection
102
Jewel Brekke Collection
100
Kenneth Bradstreet Collection
96
Lawrence Fessler Collection
92
Arthur Shirvin Collection
89
Twelfth Armored Division Scrapbook: V1, K, 2
87
12th Armored Division Historical Collection
86
82nd Medical Battalion Collection
86
12th Armored Division Collection
83
Henry Taylor Collection
82
Jack Yates Collection
75
12th Armored Division Historical Collection II
72
John J. King Collection
72
James B. Kite, Sr. Collection
70
George Moss Collection
55
James E. Stone Collection
55
Woodrow Aten Collection
55
Kenneth Bray Collection
54
Emil E. Cardamone Collection
53
John Muth Collection
52
119th Armored Engineer Battalion Collection
51
John H. Muth Collection
51
Raymond Pieterick Collection
50
Clayton B. Sime Collection
47
Albert H. Gaynes Collection
46
Zane Jones Collection
46
Grace Museum Historical Collection
45
James Sedgwick Collection
45
Pieterick Collection
45
134th Ordnance Battalion Collection
42
Division Headquarters Collection
42
Homer F. Petross Collection
41
Lyons A/17 Photos 1991
40
23rd Tank Battalion Collection
39
Carold Bland Collection
39
Howard Gmelch Collection 494th AFA
38
John Nugent Collection
38
Louis Lapinski Collection
38
Vern M. Thomas Collection
38
Marvel Rowland Collection
37
ALC
35
John R. Sampson Collection
35
Reuben J. Lasee Collection
35
George Hatt Collection
34
Harold K. Wells Collection
34
John F. Schoenstra Collection 494th AFA HQ Co.
33
Adeline Alsabrook Collection
32
Charles Allan Dear Collection
32
Gerard McCarthy Collection
32
Richard Barham Collection
29
Adolf Hitler Cigarette Cards
27
Louis Lapinski 493rd AFA Collection
27
Clifford S. Koah Collection
26
Julius Tervay Collection
25
Leopold Kusnierczak Collection
25
Walter W. Baedke Collection
25
A. G. Bramble Collection
24
Suanne Holtman Collection
24
44th Tank Battalion Collection
23
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23
George Hatt, Jr. Collection
23
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22
Albert Lipschultz Collection
20
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20
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19
Dan J. Melli Scrapbook
18
Eugene Ward Collection
18
Frank J. Rumph Collection
18
Edward Scott Collection
17
George W. Hammer Collection
17
John Amundson Collection
16
Lester Stricoff Collection
15
Charles W. Lorenz Collection
14
Earl Norris Collection
14
Leonard M. Kornman Collection
14
Clarence E. Whitefield Collection
13
Ralph Casey Collection
13
Wayde V. Atwell Collection
13
Ferdinand Hebner Collection
12
Jay Lee Shore Collection
12
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12
Wayde V. Atwell Historical Collection
12
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11
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11
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11
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11
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11
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10
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10
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10
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9
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9
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9
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9
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8
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8
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8
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8
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8
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8
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8
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7
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7
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7
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7
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7
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7
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7
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7
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7
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6
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6
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6
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6
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6
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6
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6
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6
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6
Thomas Perrett Collection
6
Alex Bratman Collection
5
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5
Donovan Williams Collection
5
Jack Sturman Collection
5
John Schoenstra Collection
5
Marian Tervay Collection
5
Thomas C. White Collection
5
Donald A. Mercier Collection
4
Frank & Bitsy Meyers Collection
4
James B. Czarnecki Collection
4
Lloyd Liggett Collection
4
Tom Wilmeth Collection
4
152nd Armored Signal Company Collection
3
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3
714th Tank Battalion
3
Arlene Brekke Collection
3
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3
Charles Fitts Collection
3
Edward J. Goeppinger Collection
3
James Coover Collection
3
Marjorie Dumas Collection
3
Pat Koenig Historical Collection
3
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2
Captain A. B. Flanagan Collection
2
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2
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2
Francis Jani Collection
2
George A. Moss Collection
2
James Pilgrim Collection
2
John Critzas Collection
2
Sherman Bennet Lans Historical Collection
2
Steve "Pete" Pedrett Collection
2
Wayne Young Collection
2
Wilbert Kuehn Collection
2
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
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1
Earl Nichols Collection
1
George E. Rich, Jr. Collection
1
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1
Harry E. Schultz Collection
1
James K. Turner Collection
1
James P. Bond Collection
1
James Read Collection
1
Jane L. Jensen Collection
1
Jess Ponce Collection
1
Juhn Muth Collection
1
Lise Pommois Collection
1
Lloyd Liggett Historical Collection
1
Lyon A/17 Photos 1991
1
Mark Ault Collection
1
Orville Hatley Collection
1
Paul Lack Collection
1
Ray Einsiedel Collection
1
Steve Perrett Collection
1
Ted Hermann Collection
1
William Newby Collection
1