Four US Army soldiers watching Allied bombardment, Saint Lo, France, Jun 1944

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Photos on Same Day 10 Jun 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 25 Mar 2008

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1. George Hermanspan says:
13 Oct 2008 12:01:11 PM

does anyone know the names of the 4 soldiers
watching the allied bombardment Saint Lo, France June 1944.

Thank You
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Sep 2011 02:46:38 PM

3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Sep 2011 06:43:27 PM

Those fly boys, are giving the krauts a real pounding, go get'em boys.


Our GIs are equipped with M1 Steel Pot, the
Semi-Auto M1 Garand Rifle 30.06 Caliber, OD
Wool Shirt and Pants, M1923 Cartridge Belt
that held 80 round of ammo in stripper clips
for the M1, I don't see any Bandoliers on them, GI Entrenching Tool (Shovel) and back packs.


During a battle with the loss of Officers and Senior NCOs, it sometimes comes down to one man taking charge, it could be a low ranking NCO, Corporal or Private to continue and accomplish the mission.
In the US Army GIs are trained to take charge if necessary. This type of contingency
plan works out fairly well during battle. GIs were allowed more autonomy on their part
GIs are still not shy about expressing his opinion about something, Americans regard their right to gripe as almost sacred, but ending their gripe with the word Sir to an Officer.
An Officer once asked me what I thought about something, I told him, I think its full of S--t Sir!, but were gonna stir the
S--t to get the job done...
4. michael says:
13 Mar 2012 09:17:13 AM

Talk about bad*ss.

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