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#1 kerrd5

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:59 AM

Are there any members of the Forum here from Bobenthal, Germany,
just over the border from French Alsace?

Attached is a photo from the NARA.

Caption reads:

"Two 45th Division infantrymen cover third infantryman cautiously
entering house in Bobenthal, Germany, in search of
enemy snipers. This is the first German town captured by troops
of this division.

"Co. I, 3rd Bn, 180th Regt., 45th Div., Bobenthal, Germany."

Date: 16 December 1944.

III-SC 271429, Credit NARA.

I'm curious if the house still exists. Here is the location of
Bobenthal:

bobenthal, germany - Google Maps


Dave

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Edited by kerrd5, 06 December 2009 - 10:47 PM.
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 07:33 PM

Great photo, thanks for sharing. Love the perspective of where it was shot from hiding behind the wall.

Cheers,
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#3 kerrd5

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:17 AM

Guys,

I received an email today from Holger Keller
in Germany. He reported that the haus in the photo
is indeed still standing, and he provided two photos
of it, including one from nearly the same angle as
III-SC 271429.

I have asked Herr Keller for permission to share his
photos.

In return, I sent him another Bobenthal photo I found,
III-SC 333119. It, too, features I Company, 3rd Bn,
180th Infantry Regiment. I also emailed to him the
AAR of the 180th for December 1944.


Dave

Edited by kerrd5, 24 December 2009 - 01:26 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:46 PM

Holger has given me permission to share his photos of the house as it is today.

Dave

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

Bobenthal in 1944 and today.

I Company, 3rd Bn, 180th Infantry Regiment,
16 December 1944.

III-SC 333119, Credit NARA.


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#6 joshgood518

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:56 AM

wow amazing photo. almost looks fake

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:03 AM

Great job on your research. It looks like it paid off nicely. I really enjoy seeing the before and after look. I attached a link to youtube that shows the before and after as well. YouTube - Famous WW2 Battlefields Today (Part 1)
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:20 PM

Dave:

Just found this site and this thread. My grandfather, Henry S. Jordan was I company commander during this time. Would like to hear what else you have about the 180th. Unfortunately my grandfather is no longer with us but I do have a scrapbook with information.

Chris




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