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1st Nazi Captive, Houffbach, Fr

Description: Photograph of a German prisoner of war standing in a French street with people gathered on the sidewalks behind him. He wears a long coat and soft cap, and holds his arms in submission. A uniformed soldier to the left holds a rifle and observes the prisoner.
Date: [1944..1945]
Creator: Petross, Homer
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Advance into Nazi City

Description: Photograph of military personnel and armored vehicles traveling down a German street. Damaged buildings line the street, and piles of rubble are located on either side of the street in the foreground.
Date: 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Advance Thru Coburg, Ger

Description: Photograph of an armored Allied vehicle moving down the dusty road of Coburg, Germany. A helmeted soldier stands beside the vehicle. Tall buildings line the street, and rubble can be seen in the foreground.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Blasting Resistance, Austria

Description: Photograph of a smoke covered town in Austria. White smoke covers most of the buildings and winds up under the treeline of a nearby hill. Two tanks and three trucks can be seen on a road that winds to the right.
Date: 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[A Destroyed Bridge and Vehicles]

Description: Photograph of the remains of a bridge that crossed a narrow river. The remains of overturned vehicles can be seen along the area where the bridge once stood. Soldiers can be seen surveying the damage on either side of the wreck. The notes on the reverse side of the photo indicate that the bridge was destroyed via mines.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Evicting Hitler, Berchtesgaden

Description: Photograph of the burnt ruins of Adolf Hitler's Berghof, a residence in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Smoke curls behind a barren tree which stands in front of a earthen slope. The house stands to the right and has blackened walls and broken windows. A soldier can be seen standing near a brick wall in front of the building.
Date: [1944..1945]
Creator: Petross, Homer
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Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Four Children Holding Hands in Front of a House]

Description: Photograph of four children standing in a row and holding hands in front of a two-story house. The three girls and one boy are wearing warm clothes, and snow can be seen on the ground and wooded hill behind them. The notes on the reverse side of the photo indicate that this image was taken from a border in the Alps between Germany and Austria.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[German Farmhouse and Barn]

Description: Photograph of a German barn where Allied trucks were stored. A man and three women stand at the wide open door of the barn while holding long-hafted tools. Wooden framed carts stand in the foreground. A half-timbered farmhouse is visible to the left. The note on the reverse side of the image say that American soldiers stayed here during the final push of the European theater of World War II.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[German House and Woodshed]

Description: Photograph of two German buildings. The leftmost building is an open woodshed with boards piled at its sides. The stone house in the background is two stories tall and has double windows spaced regularly along its side.
Date: [1943..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[German Mortar Crew]

Description: Photograph of a German mortar crew operating their mortar. The three helmeted and uniformed men crouch beside their weapon while two other men stand behind them. The leftmost visible man is holding a mortar shell in his hand.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[German Soldiers Travelling with Horses]

Description: Photograph of large group of German soldiers traveling down a dirt road in horse-drawn vehicles. A group of saddled horses stands together at the far right alongside two soldiers on foot. The road is lined with trees to one side and power lines on the other.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Homer Petross and His Driver Standing with a Truck]

Description: Photograph of two uniformed and helmeted U.S. soldiers standing next to a truck. "Angela II" is painted upon the lower portion of the truck's open door. The man wearing glasses and a garrison cap is Homer Petross, and the helmeted man is his truck driver. A shuttered window is visible behind the truck.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Homer Petross Hugging a Young Girl]

Description: Photograph of Homer Petross kneeling beside a young blonde girl and hugging her. Two boys can be seen behind them sitting near a pond. Two young ducks are located on the ground in front of Petross. Three houses can be seen across the pond in the background.
Date: [1943..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Homer Petross in Front of His Home]

Description: Photograph of Homer Petross standing in front of his home in Brownwood, Texas. He is wearing a khaki U.S. Army uniform, garrison cap, and spectacles. His house is lightly colored horizontal clapboard with vertical slats and brick near the bottom.
Date: [1942..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum