More Photos

Posted: January 6, 2014 in Men of the 111th Ordnance Company
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It turns out Roland Unangst had kept more photos than daughter Linda Campbell first thought. Her husband, Ken, just emailed these. Many names and places are unknown (although most seem to be of the Brake, Germany, area near Bremen), so we ask again for your help (click on photo to view it larger).

Roland Unansgt at far right, others unidentified

Roland Unangst at far right, others unidentified

Top row is cut off; bottom row: Hueni, Gene Karl, Unangst, Zito

Top row is cut off; bottom row: Hueni, Gene Karl, Unangst, Zito

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Unansgt on right, others unknown

Unangst on right, others unknown

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Red Cross girls, Heerlen, Holland

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Taken while on a march, note the local means of transport.

Taken while on a march, note the local means of transport.

Could this be Munchengladbach?

Their apartment building in Brake, Germany

Curtis Vosz, in Bremen, Germany?

Curtis Vosz, in Brake, Bremen enclave, Germany

Roland Unangst wrote, "Our swimming pool." Brake, Germany, 1945?

Roland Unangst wrote, “Our swimming pool.” Brake, Germany, 1945

Unknown

Unknown

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Who is this?

Who is this?

An Army "captain"! But who? Confiscated motorboat in Germany

An Army “captain”! But who? Confiscated motorboat in Germany

The above photo reminds me of a phone conversation we had with one of the five living members of the 111th, Roger Rickon, last month. He told us that while in Brake, Germany, in the Bremen enclave, in the summer of 1945,  his two buddies had confiscated a boat and put a Packard engine on it. They would go up and down the Weser River in it to play baseball games with other units nearby. They called it Gravel Gertie. One day they tied it up to a high dock, and because of tides the river would rise and fall. One night the boat got caught up under the dock and was crushed. Days later, they saw bits of wooden floating in the river, and one piece had the name of the boat on it! I will ask Roger if this was the boat.

Vosz and burned-out ship, Brake, Germany

Vosz and burned-out ship, Brake, Germany

"Inside our automotive shop," wrote Unangst

“Inside our automotive shop,” wrote Unangst

German children, after receiving candy treats from the men

German children, after receiving candy treats from the men

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