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FOUR scarce original old circa World War II U. S. Army photographs as follows:

--First is a nice glossy 8 x 10” black and white photograph showing Major General Withers A. (Pinky) Burress as Commander (wearing the shoulder patch) of the 7th Corps.
“General Withers Andrews (Pinky) Burress was born in Richmond, Virginia on 24 Nov 1894. He graduated from VMI (Virginia Military Institute) in 1914. During WWI he fought with the 23rd Infantry Regiment and the 2nd Division at Chateau Thierry and the St. Milhel Offensive. During WW2 he activated, organized and trained the 100th (Century) Infantry Division. The Division fought as part of the 7th Army, in combat from 1 Nov 1944 to VE Day. They went into action near Baccarat, France and broke through the German winter lines in the Vosges Mountains. The Division went on to breach the Maginot and Siegfried lines, drive across France and Germany, and in the closing days of the war, cut off the German city of Stuttgart. Burress was one of a very few generals to command a division from mobilization to the end of the war. After the war, he served as Inspector General for European Command in Europe. In May 1947, he took command and served a year rotation of the U.S. Constabulary, the post-war occupation police force in West Germany. Burress also commanded the 7th Corps and the 1st Army. He served as Director of Intelligence under Lucius Clay. He died in 1977.” Photo is in good condition.

--The second photograph (which measures a larger 11 x 14”) also probably shows General Burress standing beside a French Army General, while watching airplanes overhead flying in formation. He appears to wear the shoulder patch of the Century Division in this photograph (see scan of enlarged detail at below). Photo has some small tears and creases along the right edge and at 3 of the 4 corners (see scan), otherwise good condition.

--The third photograph is inscribed and signed by a US Army Brigadier General but I can’t make out the signature (see scan of enlarged detail below). It looks to date from the early 1950s or earlier. The photo is 8 x 10” and in good condition.

--The fourth and final photograph is of an unidentified US Army Lieutenant General from the World War II period. It is a larger photograph measuring about 10 x 12”. Good condition.

Price= $150.00

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