PFC George A. Sullivan

A Company

As promised, Iíve scanned and uploaded the collection of photos that Mom had from my dad, George A. Sullivan (Ltc. Ret.).  There are some familiar ones as well as others that I havenít seen elsewhere. 

Iím curious as to who took the pictures?  Did the troopers take them and pass around copies of prints?  Or were there designated photographers attached to the units who made the prints available to the troops?

Where I could identify my dad, I did.  If others recognize other troopers, Iíd be happy to label the images accordingly.

Roger Sullivan

[click on any photo to enlarge it]

 

If you can identify the people or locations, send that info to MailCall@517prct.org

(Thanks to Gilles Guignard and Roland Orengo for identifying many of these.  Also Marc Endinger, who is art of a group that maintains Fort Barbonnet.)


George A. Sullivan

George A. Sullivan

G. Sullivan and Z. Kollat

George Sullivan at Toccoa

 

 


Photos of "Doc" Lecklider:

Maritime Alps


 

 

 

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  Rows 1 thru 5A were taken  in Italy, on the afternoon of August 14th, that's about the same time Bud Curtis' pictures were taken. The A company pics were "official" pics taken by some Signal Corps unit, hence the troopers not having their invasion flags, Mae Wests, nor face paint.   Note that each trooper is carrying a mortar round in it's cardboard container as per Bill Boyle's order! -- Gilles G.

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Virgil Dunlevy is the one smoking a cigarette

 

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Virgil Dunlevy

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Virgil Dunlevy

Lt. Milton "Chopper" Kienlen

jumpmaster

Chopper Kienlen (standing)

 

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Turret of " Fort du barbonnet " 

There are 2 turrets on the fort named Jeanne d'Arc et Bayard

Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

 

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Phil DiStanislao (3rd from left)

la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

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The Mercedes Incident

August 15, 1944

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on the road to Col de Braus

Track near Col de Braus

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Top of the fort of Barbonnet (Alps with snow in the background)

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Peter Tarasievich in white t-shirt

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la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

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la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

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National Monument to Victor Emmanuel

 

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

 

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Sospel valley

view of Sospel from the fort of Barbonnet

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la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

note "Distillerie" in the background

Old bridge of Sospel

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Other bridge blown by germans in Sospel . The building in the background is near the "Hotel des Etrangers"

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Picture taken near a powder magazine built by French Army before the war and used as a shelter (cover) by the men of 517th

Chopper Kienlen and Capt. Joe Broudy

Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Cathedral of Reims

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Other view of the turret of Barbonnet

Virgil Dunlevy

(with cigarette)

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Views of the Barbonnet Fort from the front line ( October 1944 - Mountains near Col de Braus )
All the pictures taken on the hills above Sospel are near a place named " Baisse du Pape"

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Little road named "Strategic Road" between Sospel and Menton (Col de Castillon)

Famous road of Col de Braus "Bowling alley"

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Sospel valley from the front line . You can see the boarder line in the background of some of them

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Rampart of Fort of Barbonnet

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Nice-Sospel road sign

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la Colle sur Loup

early December 1944

 

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Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

Fort of Barbonnet, Sospel

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Eglise St. Jean, Joigny

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Eglise St. Jean, Joigny

 

Cote St. Jacques is also in Joigny with the church of St. Thibault in the foreground

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Eglise St. Jean, Joigny

Place du Government

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George Sullivan at Toccoa

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Grande PosteĒ in Algeria

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Received from Roger Sullivan
January
, 2012

Slide show:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/8678705@N03/sets/72157627979475107/show/

 Collection:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/8678705@N03/sets/72157627979475107/