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    • "Pauvre Italia!" destroyed landscape

    • Landscape showing destruction caused by German artillery, Possibly where the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Company L was located on "Punchboard Hill" above Malandrone, Italy.
    • War damage--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Destruction & pillage--Italy.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • [March] 1945
    • Raffi Bedayan in Pietra Colora, Italy

    • Portrait of Raffi Bedayan, of the Tenth Mountain Division, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, taken after the battle for Pietra Colora, Italy.
    • Pietra Colora (Italy)--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Badayan, Raffi.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • Trees on "Punchboard Hill"

    • In the foreground is a tree located on "Puchboard Hill", which was battered by German artillery from March 1 to March 3, 1945, as were the Tenth Mountain Division troops of the 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion who occupied positions there. In the...
    • United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • March 1945
    • Walter Prager writing a letter home from Passatore, Italy

    • Walter Prager, of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, sits in a chair under a tree in bloom, writing a letter home from Passatore, Italy.
    • Military life--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Prager, Walter.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.; Passatore (Italy)--1940-1950.
    • April 1945
    • Italian Alpini Mule Train bringing supplies to Pietra Colora, Italy

    • Italian Alpini mule train is unpacked in shell-damaged town of Pietra Colora. The Tenth Mountain Division used both Italian mules and eventually U.S. mules to transport supplies in Italy.
    • Mules--Italy--1940-1950.; Packtrains--Italy--1940-1950.; War damage--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Destruction & pillage--Italy.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • GI shaving in the shell-blasted church at Pietra Colora

    • Shows a silbouetted Tenth Mountain Division soldier, washing and shaving in the shell-blasted church in Pietra Colora, Italy, after a battle.
    • Pietra Colora (Italy)--1940-1950.; Military life--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • John W. Haines, III at Pietra Colora, Italy

    • John W. Haines, III, of Company I, 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Tenth Mountain Division, faces the camera and smiles with a cigarette in his mouth and a rifle on his back. Behind him are the ruins and rubble of Pietra Colora. Haines was later...
    • Pietra Colora (Italy)--1940-1950.; Military personnel--1940-1950.; Haines, John W.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; United States. Army. Mountain Infantry Regiment, 87th. Company I.; World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--United...
    • March 1945
    • Solon Lindsey

    • Portrait of Solon Lindsey, of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Company I. He was killed by bombs at Baggazzano, Italy, in the Po Valley.
    • Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Lindsey, Solon.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • Souvenir hunting, Pietra Colora, Frank Hagen and Dick Car-Skaden examine a Berretta

    • Two soldiers from the Tenth Mountain Division, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, Frank Hagen and Dick Car-Skaden, examine a Berretta in Pietra Colora, Italy. According to the photographer, souvenir hunting was popular after a battle and German...
    • Pietra Colora (Italy)--1940-1950.; Handguns--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Hagen, Frank.; Car-Skaden, Dick.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • View of Mammiato Alto, Italy

    • View of Mammiano Alto, Italy jutting over the valley on the road to La Lima. It was a billet for the Tenth Mountain Division during the winter of 1945.
    • Military camps--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • Winter 1945
    • Shrapnel Alley, Italy

    • Shows a trench-like gully littered with debris including a metal gas can and fallen branches; taken near the staging area of the 3rd Battalion of the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Tenth Mountain Division, at Malandrone, Italy. The so called...
    • Military personnel--1940-1950.; Trench warfare--Italy--Malandrone.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; United States. Army. Mountain Infantry Regiment, 87th.; World War, 1939-1945--Regimental histories--United States.
    • March 1945
    • View of San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy

    • View of San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy, where Tenth Mountain Division soldiers were quartered during the Italian Campaign. It was near their headquarters at Campo Tizzoro.
    • Military camps--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • Winter 1945
    • "Residential District" Castel D'Aiano, Italy

    • View of the artillery damage to houses in Castel D'Aiano, Italy, the Tenth Mountain Division captured the town on March 5, 1945.
    • War damage--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Destruction & pillage--Italy.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • March 1945
    • "Digging in" under shell-fire near Corona, Italy

    • Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion troops "digging in" near the newly captured village of Corona, Italy, on Monte Belvedere as German shells fall among them.
    • Corona (Italy)--1940-1950.; Monte Belvedere (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • February 1945
    • Bible amid the ruins of the church, Castel D'Aiano, Italy

    • Shows a Bible amid the ruins of the church at Castel D'Aiano, Italy. In the background other shattered buildings are visible. The Tenth Mountain Division captured the town on March 5, 1945.
    • Churches--Italy--1940-1950.; War damage--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Destruction & pillage--Italy.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • March 1945
    • Corona, Italy: "basepoint for all artillery"

    • Corona, Italy, silhouetted against the sky-line, became a "basepoint" target for both German and Tenth Mountain Division artillery.
    • Corona (Italy)--1940-1950.; Monte Belvedere (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • February 1945
    • Marching column in the Po Valley

    • The Tenth Mountain Division troops march through the Po Valley in a narrow column that avoided larger cities as they head toward the Po River, near Baggazano, Italy, with large numbers of German troops on either side.
    • Baggazano (Italy)--1940-1950.; Po River Valley (Italy)--1940-1950.; Troop movements--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • Patrols securing Corona, Italy

    • Shows Tenth Mountain Division troops in the early morning of February 20, 1945, securing the battered stone houses of Corona, Italy, which had been captured from the Germans during a night attack on Monte Belvedere.
    • Corona (Italy)--1940-1950.; Monte Belvedere (Italy)--1940-1950.; Soldiers--United States--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945 February 20
    • Lake Fusine Camp, Mount Mangart

    • View of the Lake Fusine camp where Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, had a rock-climbing and mountaineering school in early July, 1945.
    • Fusine Lakes (Italy)--1940-1950.; Military camps--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.
    • July 1945
    • Long march through the Po Valley

    • Tenth Mountain Division troops begin a long march through the Po Valley. Nearing the town of Manzolino, word is being passed calling for the bazooka teams to attack German tanks in the town. Resistance along the way was usually met by one company...
    • Po River Valley (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • The dead on Monte Belvedere

    • Sunset of the first day of the World War II attack on Mount Belvedere, the dead of both sides remain where they had fallen. Two corpses lie in the snow at the base of a slope.
    • Monte Belvedere (Italy)--1940-1950.; War casualties--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • February 1945
    • Looking over the Appenines

    • A Tenth Mountain Division soldier looks over the Italian Appenines east from Mt. Las Piastra, northwest of the Cutigliano sector, toward German held territory in early February, 1945.
    • Mountain warfare--1940-1950.; Ski troops--1940-1950.; Apennines (Italy)--1940-1950.; Soldiers--United States--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • February 1945
    • Playing in the Yugoslav clover

    • After the end of the war the Tenth Mountain Division was posted in Yugoslavia to defend U.S. interests over the partition of the Italian- Autrian-Yugoslavian border. This duty left the men with ample time to relax. Pictured is a man wearing only...
    • Yugoslavia--1940-1950.; Military life--Yugoslavia--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Yugoslavia.
    • May-June 1945
    • Robert "Bob" Lake, in Pietra Colora

    • chance to rest.; Portrait of Robert "Bob" Lake of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Company I. According to the photographer this photograph contains many items that were considered luxurious after being relieved from combat duty. They...
    • Military life--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Lake, Robert.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • Scouts along Lake Garda, Italy

    • Two Tenth Mountain Division scouts along Lake Garda during the Italian Campaign.
    • Garda, Lake (Italy)--1940-1950.; Military scouts--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • Lt. Col. Works briefing unit leaders of the 3rd Battalion on D minus 1 day, Passatore, Italy

    • Photograph taken at Passatore, Italy, Lt. Col. Works, the commander of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, briefs the unit leaders on the plans of attack using a dirt model of the terrain, on the day before the Spring...
    • Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.; Passatore (Italy)--1940-1950.
    • April 13, 1945
    • Staff conference at north end of Lake Garda, Italy

    • German resistance against the Tenth Mountain Division was strongest at the tunnels and cliffs along the north end of Lake Garda. German troops held out for several days against the 86th Regiment. The staff conference pictured is figuring out a...
    • Garda, Lake (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • Torre Iussi: "Hell on Earth"

    • Torre Iussi controlled the approaches to Hill 903 and was strongly defended by German troops. It was a major objective for troops of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 1st Battalion. The battle for it lasted all day April 14, 1945; on...
    • Monte Sinistro (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.; Torre Iussi (Italy)
    • April 1945
    • Monte Belvedere from Vidiciatico, Italy

    • View of Monte Belvedere from Vidiciatico, Italy taken the day before the attack. Shows the ridge, which extends from the summit on the right and ends at Rocca Coronetta on the left, that the troops of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment,...
    • Monte Belvedere (Italy)--1940-1950.; Vidiciatico, Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • February 19, 1945
    • Two GIs in a foxhole on "Punchboard Hill"

    • Two Tenth Mountain Division soldiers from the 87th Regiment, Company K: Jack Gallagher and Ralph Townsend look up at the camera from their foxhole on "Punchboard Hill" during the Italian Campaign.
    • Soldiers--United States--1940-1950.; Gallagher, Jack.; Townsend, Ralph.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • [March] 1945
    • View of Castel D'Aiano

    • View of Castel D'Aiano, Italy, was located at the juncture of two roads and had strategic importance during the Italian Campaign. It was captured by the Tenth Mountain Division on March 5, 1945. This view shows the artillery damage inflicted upon...
    • War damage--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Destruction & pillage--Italy.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • March 1945
    • View of Cutigliano, Monte La Serra, and Cappel d'Orlando, Italy

    • View of Cutigliano, Italy, Monte La Serra, and Cappel d'Orlando. The Tenth Mountain Division held positions in the town, at the bridge of Sestaione directly under the mountain opposite and at Pian d'Ontani up the valley, while the German Army held...
    • United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • [February,] 1945
    • Tunnel at Corno di Bo

    • The tunnel at Corno di Bo was one of seven tunnels at the north end of Lake Garda. They were difficult objectives for the Tenth Mountain Division as German resistance was strong. The tunnels had built-in gun ports like the one visible to the left...
    • Garda, Lake (Italy)--1940-1950.; Tunnels--Italy--1940-1950.; War casualities--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • View of Robic, Slovenia

    • Robic, Slovenia, on the road to Caporetto became headquarters for the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company, while the negotations over the Italian-Austrian-Yugoslavian border took place. The 10th was stationed...
    • Garda, Lake (Italy)--1940-1950.; Military camps--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • May 1945
    • View of Tole and Monte Serra, Italy

    • Tole, Italy, was captured by the Tenth Mountain Division in April 1945. The town was a German stronghold and is at the edge of the mountains and the boundry of the Po Valley. Monte Serra, the rise of ground in the distance, was a difficult...
    • Monte Serra (Italy)--1940-1950.; Po River Valley (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • View of Vidiciatico, Italy

    • View of Vidiciatico, Italy, with snow covered ground. The Tenth Mountain Division gathered here to prepare for the attack on Mount (or Monte) Belvedere in February, 1945.
    • Vidiciatico, Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • February, 1945
    • Wrecked American tanks at Corona, Italy

    • View of wrecked tanks abandoned in Corona, Italy, by Fifth Army units that had captured Belevedere in November 1944 but lost it during a German counter-offensive. The tanks were still there when the Tenth Mountain Division's, 87th Regiment took and...
    • Corona (Italy)--1940-1950.; Monte Belvedere (Italy)--1940-1950.; Tanks (Military science)--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • February 1945
    • "Alabama" Smith

    • Portrait of "Alabama" Smith of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Company I, taken during the Italian Campaign.
    • Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Smith, Alabama.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • Tunnel at north end of Lake Garda, Italy, artillery inside

    • The seven tunnels at the north end of Lake Garda provided the best protection against the German artillery coming from Riva and Torbole. Here is a Tenth Mountain Division artillery unit inside a tunnel.
    • Garda, Lake (Italy)--1940-1950.; Artillery (Troops)--1940-1950.; Tunnels--Italy--1940-1950.; War casualities--Italy--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • "Bailey Bridge" at Malandrone, Italy

    • The bridge at Malandrone was needed to support the Tenth Mountain Division's attack on March 3, 1945. To complete it many men died. The Germans shelled the draw continuously while the work was under way, and twice knocked it out. Once complete, the...
    • Bridges--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--United States--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • [March] 1945
    • "Punchboard Hill" and La Serra, Italy

    • View of an assembly area above Malandrone, which was named "Punchboard Hill" by Tenth Mountain Division troops because it suffered heavily from artillery barages. The village of La Serra was also shelled.
    • United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • March, 1945
    • "Punchboard Hill" and the road to Abetaia, Italy

    • Small sector of "Punchboard Hill" site of a heavy German artillery barage. From here troops of the Tenth Mountain Division launched an attack on German positions in the towns of Monte Della Piella, Della Vedetta, and Pietra Colora. The road in the...
    • United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • March 1945
    • 75mm. pack howitzers in action along Lake Garda, Italy

    • The Tenth Mountain Division drove German troops ahead of them along the east shore road of Lake Garda and harrassed German truck convoys that were moving north along the west shore road by firing at them with either tanks or 75 mm. pack howitzers.
    • Garda, Lake (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • "Apple blossoms filled the air" -- death waits

    • Photograph of apple blossoms. Trees were blooming in April as the Tenth Mountain Division prepared for a new offensive against the Germans from the hidden valleys behind Monte Della Spe, and Della Casellana, and near the towns of Tora, Campidello...
    • Spring--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • "Pop" Haus, Co I right after Pietra Colora and Monte Della Croce

    • According to the photographer, this Tenth Mountain Division Soldier from the 87th Regiment Company I, "Pop" Haus had just been relieved after five days and nights of combat duty during the battles of Pietra Colora and Monte Della Croce during the...
    • Pietra Colora (Italy)--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Haus, Pop.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • The 87th's sector: start of the spring offensive

    • Photograph of the sector facing the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment at the start of the spring offensive. It included Hill 860 above the town of Torre Iussi on the left, the notch of Bocca Di Ravari, and the large mass of Hill 903 in the...
    • Monte Sinistro (Italy)--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • April 1945
    • And so goodbye to the mountains of Italy....

    • An unidentified Tenth Mountain Division soldier with a climbing rope across his bare chest and his back to the camera looks up at the rugged rock face of an unidentified mountain.
    • Mountain warfare--1940-1950.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • Summer 1945
    • Church at Madonna Di Brasa

    • Rubble of the Church at Madonna Di Brasa, which was one of the towns occupied by the Tenth Mountain Division during the World War II Italian Campaign.
    • Churches--Italy--1940-1950.; War damage--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Destruction & pillage--Italy.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • 1945
    • Letter from home

    • Casmer Omilian of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Company I, reads a letter from home in the window of a rubble-strewn and artillery-shattered stone building.
    • Military life--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; War damage--Italy--1940-1950.; World War, 1939-1945--Destruction & pillage--Italy.; Omilian, Casmer.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War,...
    • [April] 1945
    • "In reserve" in Pietra Colora, Italy

    • During the lull between March and April attacks, various battalions took turns being "in reserve" in Pietra Colora. Four Tenth Mountain Division soldiers are pictured sitting amid the rubble: Dick Car- Skaden, Ed McDonald, Dan Powers, Carl Bathelt....
    • Pietra Colora (Italy)--1940-1950.; Military life--Italy--1940-1950.; Soldiers--Italy--1940-1950.; Bathelt, Carl.; McDonald, Ed.; Powers, Dan.; Car-Skaden, Dick.; United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th.; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
    • March 1945

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