SKETCHBOOK OF A REDEPLOYED GI – DRAWINGS FROM AN ARTILLERYMAN WITH THE 8TH ARMORED DIVISION

Cpl. Ralph E. Carlson of the 8th Armored Division made these drawings during the months he was moving up to combat and back to the POE.



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Cpl. Carlson’s outfit spread its blankets to dry in Nantes last August after landing in France.

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This sketch of a bivouac area in Germany was made by Cpl. Carlson just before he and the 8th Armored Division crossed the Rhine last March.



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Cpl. Carlson’s artillery unit ate at this kitchen near Haberstadt, Germany

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Before VE-Day, Cpl. Carlson headed for the States. He drew this one on the train that took him, third class, from Munster to the port of Le Havre.



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Everybody was glad to hit this camp at Le Havre and close to the boat for home.

For More Reading Check Out:

Growl of the Tiger: 10th Armored Tiger Division


Mount Up! We’re Moving Out!: The World War II Memoir of an Armored Car Gunner of D Troop, 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized, 14th Armored Division




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