This is part 6, the final part, in the series on Tec5 Joseph N. Korzeniowski. He served as a Surgical Technician in Company C, 46th Armored Medical Battalion. Germany Early March 1945, after a period of rest in the south of Luxembourg, C/46 moved into Germany. Joseph took a photo of the first building that […]
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This is part 5 of a multi-part series on Tec5 Joseph N. Korzeniowski, who served as a Surgical Technician with Company C, 46th Armored Medical Battalion. In this part, we look at his service during the Battle of the Bulge and his leave to Paris. Battle of the Bulge On December 19th, 1944 Company C,
This is part 4 in a multi-part series on Tec5 Joseph N. Korzenioski. He served as a Surgical Technician in Company C, 46th Armored Medical Battalion. This part will focus on the period of time the 4th Armored Division stayed in England and the first period of combat in France up to the Battle of
This is part 2 of a multi-part series on Tec5 Joseph N. Korzeniowski, who served in Company C, 46th Armored Medical Company, 4th Armored Division during WW2. In this series I tell his story using the fantastic photos that he took during his service. Part 1 focussed on his induction into the Army and his
Researching the medics of the 4th Armored Division and publishing the findings on this website has enriched my life in many ways. The most exciting experiences that it brings me are when people contact me with questions about the service of their veteran relatives or share information on a veteran’s service with me. Recently, Joe
These famous photos show medics of the 4th Armored Division treating a wounded man on a sidewalk. They were taken on July 30th, 1944 in a street in the city of Coutances, France. After doing some more research, I found that an incredible amount of photos (as well as color film) were taken in the
Between June 1944 and VE-day some 175.000 GIs were admitted to a US Army medical installation in the ETO due to an infectious disease. Only 314 of these men died from these infectious diseases (0,02%). The total number of men admitted to a US Army medical installation for battle injuries in the ETO was 393,987.
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
The medical concepts of shock and its main cause at the beginning of WW2 led the US Armed Forces to rely on the transfusion of blood plasma as the main therapy. For more information on this and the successful blood plasma program during the War, I invite you to read part 1 of this series.
Shock is a life-threatening condition caused by failure of blood circulation, causing inadequate oxygen delivery to the tissues and cells of the body. The effects of shock are initially reversible, but can rapidly become irreversible, resulting in multiorgan failure and death. There are several possible causes and we now recognize different types of shock: septic