134th Infantry Regiment
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
The three photos above were taken by Mr. Joseph D. Karr, who was a combat photographer with the 167th Signal Photo Company operating with the 35th Division at the time the photos were taken on February 20, 1945. The bottom two pictures appear in Chapter X of the 134th Infantry Regiment Combat History of WWII. While browsing this website, Mr. Karr saw these two photos and was kind enough to send the top photograph to be posted. The photographs show men of the 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, 9th U.S. Army practicing for a river crossing.
Mr. Karr also kindly provide the following information about these photographs:
ETO HQ 45 14436 20 FEB
CREDIT ..U.S.ARMY SIGNAL CORPS
PHOTOG .CPL. J.D. KARR .167
RIVER CROSSING TRAINING GIVEN TO MEN OF THE 1ST BN.,,134TH INF. REGT., 35TH INF. DIV., 9TH U.S.ARMY, ON THE MEUSE RIVER NEAR OBBICHT, HOLLAND. 202 COMBAT ENGINEER CORPSMEN ALSO TAKE PART IN TRAINING , AS THERE ARE THREE ENGINEERS WITH A SQUAD OF INFANTRYMEN IN EACH ASSAULT BOAT, TWO IN FRONT TO GUIDE IT AND ONE IN THE STERN WHO IS IN CHARGE OF BOAT [REGARDLESS OF OTHER RANKING MEN] AND STEERS IT WITH OAR. THESE MEN STAY WITH THE BOAT TO MAKE
RETURN TRIPS FOR OTHER SQUADS OF INFANTRYMEN.
MEN RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS ON HANDLING BOATS
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