The following pictures show the end of WW2 from the perspective of 776FA. By saying that you would think the battles would have slowed down in inensity. On the contrary, the Germans fought with harder the closer to Berlin they got. Jake said, when asked about the last day of the war, they were in a town and the shelling from both sides was faster than ever. No one had a clue it was ending. Then the next morning an officer calmly walked up and said it's over. Wait for your orders.

For most of the pictures you can see broken tanks, German prisoners, a convoy, and basically the remnants of what was in the wake of war.

In the first and second pictures the location is Neustadt, Germany March 22 or 23 1945. One of the 776’s M4 high speed tractors pulling a 155 mm howitzer M1 around Jagdtiger 331 which was later recovered by the US ARMY and shipped to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

The cathedral at the bottom was ? Aaron?

 

Neustadt, Germany March 22 or 23 1945

Neustadt, Germany March 22 or 23 1945

Fitzpatrick, German Woman, Fleming

Fitzpatrick, unknown german woman, & Flemming

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