Creator

Unknown

Date

1945-03-07

Creation Date

2008-06-13

Description

Black & White photograph taken on March 7, 1945, of 9th United States Army artillery shelling and a bombed bridge in Uerdingen, a district in the city of Krefeld, Germany. On the back of the photo is typewritten, "ETO HQ 45 18114 7 MARCH CREDIT - U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS PHOTOG - SGT BRUCE C. HAWKINS 167 9TH US ARMY SHELLS EXPLODE ACROSS RHINE RIVER IN GERMAN HELD TERRITORY AT UERDINGEN [Krefeld-Uerdingen], GERMANY. BLOWN BRIDGE IS THE ADOLF HITLER BRIDGE, DESTROYED BY RETREATING GERMANS WHEN THE YANKS CAPTURED THE TOWN. SHELL BURSTS ARE TIME FIRE WHICH BREAKS ABOVE THE GROUND THROWING SHRAPNEL IN ALL DIRECTIONS. (G) ARMORED FIELD ARTY; 9TH U.S. ARMY, UERDINGEN, GERMANY".

Digital Collection

Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945

Collection Number

SpC MS 0006

Finding Aid

https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/fa/3/

Object Type

Photograph

Image Format

Still Image

Location

Europe--Germany--North Rine-Westphalia; Krefeld;

Publisher Digital

Pittsburg State University, Kansas, Axe Library, Special Collections

Notes

Pittsburg State University, Special Collections, 6, Watkins, Arnold Clayton, Envelope 8, 19. Contributed by Joan F. Watkins.

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Keywords

World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Germany--Photographs; United States. Army--History--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Photographs; Krefeld (Germany)--History--Photographs; Bridges--Germany--Photographs; Rhine River--History--Photographs

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