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3rd Signal Co. Photography WWII  ::  U.S. 3rd Infantry Division

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WWII images from five combat
photographers of the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division

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3rd Division
Blue and White Devils
Full text of Stars and Stripes' "Blue and White Devils", Published in 1945

Society of The Third Infantry Division
Official site of the oldest continuos U.S. Army division association honoring the American 3rd Division since 1919

Southern France Invasion Photography
Photography from Dale Rooks aboard the USCGC Duane during the invasion of southern France – Rooks served two years in and around the Mediterranean taking photos aboard the Duane, he later joined LOOK Magazine as staff photographer

Memoir: William Heller
Photographer Sgt. William Heller's WWII Memoirs. Heller was a member of the photographic unit whose work is displayed on This site is created and maintained by his son Rich Heller and contains hundreds of links and an exhaustive collection of information dedicated to the history of the American 3rd Division

Memoir: Howard Nickelson
Photographer Howard Nickelson's memoir from the peacetime draft through Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany; Nickelson was one of the first two photographer's picked to form "Fuzzy's Folly" on the Anzio beachhead

Memoir: Staff Sgt. Albert S. Brown
Albert S. Brown of Florida joined the 3rd Division in November 1943 on the lines at Cassino. Al was a staff sergeant with Company H of the 30th Regiment. His eye-witness accounts on Anzio afford a gritty glimpse of the day to day life on the bloody beachhead. He also adds perspective to the action against the Siegfried Line in Rimschweiller and Zwiebrucken.

Memoir: Captain Russ Cloer
An exceptional memoir by Capt. Russ Cloer, I & R Platoon leader, 7th Regiment, 3rd Division. Cloer, from Rosselle Park, New Jersey, entered the Army in June 1943 at age 22 after four years of ROTC at Rutgers University. He joined the 3rd Division at Anzio in February 1944. This is a printable document at 69 pages

Memoir: Pfc. Joseph F. Englert
Memoir by Pfc. Joseph F. Englert, Company E - Second Battalion, 7th Regiment, who joined the 3rd Division as a replacement prior to the battle at St. Die. Englert, drafted at age 18 in July 1943 from New Orleans, was wounded entering Germany and was later liberated by his own division at Heppenheim

Thunderbirds : The 45th Infantry Division
A living history organization dedicated to preserving the history of the 45th Division

756th Tank Battalion
Commemorative site featuring text and photos relating to the 756th Tank Battalion

254th Regiment
The 254th Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division was attached to the 3rd Division for the action in the Colmar Pocket

VI Corps : Combat Engineers
A tribute site commemorating the 36th, 39th and 540th Engineers

North Africa






Memorial Museum of the Colmar Pocket
Located near Colmar in Turckheim, this French language site highlights the museum's exhibits. (translate at

French Military Photo Archives
Incredible photo collections from French photographers including an extensive sections on Marseille, Vosges, Strasbourg and Colmar (browse collection photos under "research/archive" tab)

Hitler's Berghof in Homes and Gardens
November 1938 article from the British Homes & Gardens featuring text and photos of Hitler's Berghof at Obersalzburg and the controversy surrounding the article and the Web site

Third Reich in Ruins
A fascinating collection of "Before and After" photos of several German cities and landmarks — including an extensive section on Berchtesgaden and Obersalzburg — by Geoff Walden

The White Rose Society
A tale of Munich's White Rose Society and the price of Nazi opposition in Germany

The Army
Stars and Stripes
Web site of Stars and Stripes, the GIs newspaper, including WWII archives

WW2 Information Site
An incredible and extensive look at the American military during WW2 from a reenactment perspective... visitors can navigate to several sections with extensive and unique information

Info: U.S. Army Chain of Command
Web page detailing the unit breakdown of the American Army in WWII

Photos and More
Ridin' Hitler's Horse
Scroll to the bottom below the photos to read a tribute to Gerald Hall of the 157th Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, including a photo and anecdote of "Hitler's horse"

WW2 Records at the National Archives
Link to the record search page of the National Archive for online WW2 records

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