Sgt Bob Broderick
[Robert J. Broderick]
wrote on the back "F Company, occupying E Company's former position.
Vox Hill behind me. Woods and our former position of the hill would be to
the right, out of the picture.
Incidentally, a few days after Polette left to take command of E
Company he came riding down the hill behind me bareback on a German
artillery horse. Some shells were falling in the vicinity that he of
course ignored. I don't recall what it was he came down for, but when
we told him he was crazy, he just grinned and said he was "lonesome" for F
(14 Jan 1945) aerial shot reveals the hulks of numerous gliders still
littering the landscape.
[courtesy of "Em"]
Sgt Bill Snapp
[William L Snapp]
and his MG 43
(Donald L. Swartzendruber)
seriously wounded on night of Oct 1st. Don' think too many of these
trees were left standing - the tops anyway.
E Company's Former Position
below Vox Hill now occupied by F Co
Right Flank of F Company
in line below Vox Hill
British Artillery Observers
on Vox Hill. [I] believe one was killed, other wound night of
[Note the high-powered scope on the stand at left]
|All comments are those penned by Bob
Broderick on the reverse side of each photo. Notations
appearing in [brackets] are those added by Jumpmaster