Gerald J. Wasserburg in US Army uniform in Leipzig, Germany during World War II
California Institute of Technology. Archives (Contributor)
1945 April 12-15
Photo supplied by Gerald J. Wasserburg shows him as a rifleman, Charlie Company, 23rd Regiment Infantry, 2nd Division, 3rd Army (United States). Photo taken a few daysafter the US Army took the city of Leipzig, Germany (between April 12-15, 1945). Wasserburg had just turned 18 and was one the first GIs to enter the city. His armaments include an M-1 (Garand) rifle, a hand grenade and two pistols taken from German officers. The one in the shoulder holster is a Luger, the other is a P (Pistole) 38. Information provided by Gerald Wasserburg.
World War, 1939-1945
Wasserburg, Gerald J. (Gerald Joseph), 1927 -
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