71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion WWII

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Original WWII Documents

   Included on the following page are original documents that my parents saved from WWII along with similar items generously contributed by others. Most tell their own story, but I believe all will be interesting in some way.  GWB

   *Click on pictures to enlarge

                                                        HANDOUTS  TO  TROOPS

  Mimeographed excerpt from Stars & Stripes, detailing the exploits         Stamp on back                        Eisenhower's letter stepping down as Supreme Commander
   of the 5th Armored for the first time. Contributed by Jim Sorensen

                                          COLLECTION OF OTHER WWII DOCUMENTS 

          Dad's discharge papers                                   5th Armored xmas card          Trip to Europe on Edmond B Alexander                   Mom's homefront ID


      Program for "Skirts" by the 8th Air Force (Don't know when or where)                         Menu Mom saved from a trip to Albuquerque, N.M.


            Mom staying near Fort Knox  
           Gas Rationing                                                                                                                Food Rationing
      Classification  Discharged                                        Dad's Army issue Bible

Pictures courtesy Beckley Family unless otherwise noted.    




Sgt.Wallace Weeks
Photo Collection & Story
In Memory Of ..
James N. Sorensen 70
McKinleyville, CA.
(Son of Lt. Neil Sorensen)
8/07/44  -  7/29/15
In Memory Of ..
Paul H. McWain 95
Huntington Woods, Michigan
(Former Lt. in the 71st)
1919  - 12/21/14
In Memory Of ..
Everett Hammock Wilcox  95
Crystal River, Florida
(Former Capt. in the 71st)
6/27/1918 - 4/14/2014