Lot of more than 250 photographs (some duplicates), ranging in size from approx. 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. to 2 3/8 x 1 7/8 in., with many photographs identified on verso and 133 images identified on included reference document. Collection documents army life as well as images from the front lines, including: crossing the English Channel; military aircraft and Camp Lucky Strike, Normandy; USO Performance; French street scenes; displaced persons; destroyed German homes and towns; and a pair of photos showing bodies at Ohrdruf Concentration Camp; and more.
Staff Sgt. Walter Seifert was a Medical Officer with the 354 Medical Detachment, 89th Infantry Division, which landed in France in January 1945 before beginning its march eastward during the Allied invasion of Germany. The division experienced regular combat while participating in the Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine, and on April 4, 1945, was one of the divisions that liberated Ohrdruf concentration camp, the first concentration camp liberated by the US Army.
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