US Generals Eisenhower and Bradley examining a suitcase of German loot stored in the Merkers salt mine, Germany, 12 Apr 1945

Caption   US Generals Eisenhower and Bradley examining a suitcase of German loot stored in the Merkers salt mine, Germany, 12 Apr 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   111-SC-204515
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Dwight Eisenhower   Main article  Photos  
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Omar Bradley   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 12 Apr 1945
Photos at Same Place Merkers, Thurgia, Germany
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 25 Nov 2008

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5 Aug 2010 02:00:22 AM

2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
2 Feb 2016 05:01:48 PM

The officer on the right is Col Bernstein, deputy chief of the Financial Branch at SHAEF (G-5). G-5 handled the recovery of the gold and currency found at Merkers while the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives unit (the Monuments Men) handled the recovery of the art. The man leaning in on the left is a civilian war correspondent. Just beyond the war correspondent with the fur collar on his jacket is Gen Patton. Barely visible behind Gen Patton is Gen Manton Eddy.

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