Armored Division

Information on armored divisions

Trench Foot Poster

Trench foot and Frostbite epidemic in the ETO

The US Army in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) faced a tragic epidemic in the fall and winter of 1944/1945. Casualty numbers in this epidemic range from 46,000 – 71,000 soldiers (depending on whether only “pure” cold injury casualties are counted or casualties with other medical problems AND cold injury are counted). If we …

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Lea Buchenwald Crematorium

Recollections of a Liberator: the liberation of Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Part 2: Buchenwald.

In 1992, Frederick B. Lea recorded his experiences of April 1945. During this month, men of the 4th Armored Division witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand when they overran two concentration camps: Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Lea was a Captain during the War. He served as company commander of the Headquarters Company, 46th AMB; as …

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Ohrdruf Concentration Camp

Recollections of a Liberator: the liberation of Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Part 1: Ohrdruf.

In 1992, Frederick B. Lea recorded his experiences of April 1945. During this month, men of the 4th Armored Division witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand when they overran two concentration camps: Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Lea was a Captain during the War. He served as company commander of the Headquarters Company, 46th AMB; as …

Recollections of a Liberator: the liberation of Ohrdruf and Buchenwald. Part 1: Ohrdruf. Read More »

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