WWII Archive Photographs, Papers and Postcards and Personal Memorabilia from U.S. Veteran Foy Hughes

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WWII Archive Photographs, Papers and Postcards and Personal Memorabilia from U.S. Veteran Foy Hughes
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This Lot includes the following:

1) 35 Black and White 8" X 10" World War II Photographs taken in Germany by U.S. Military Photographer in 1945. These photographs were inherited from a WWII Veteran by the name of Foy "Buddy" Hughes, born November 14th, 1912 uin Crosbyton, Tx. Every one of these photographs is labelled on the reverse in light purple type with detailed information about the photograph credited to the U.S. Army Signal Corps, including the U.S. Military Action, Regiment, Division, and officer names, the location of the photograph, the date and an explanation of the scene. 13 photos have a triangular red stamp that reads "Not to be published. Field Press Censor. Shaef. (Date, Name, No.) Confidential" These Censored photos include images of U. S. Military operations and American troops advancing on the rapidly moving front lines and arresting civilians suspected of working with the German Military as well as German troops. Locations of photos include Euskirchen, Honningen, a Rhine River Town, Ersdorf, Neuss, Saarlautern, Duren, Rheinberg, Cologne, Wildernath, Krefeld, and Echt, Holland. 19 photographs have a square purple stamp that reads, "Passed for Publication (Date, Name, No.) Shaef Field Press Censor." These photographs are of soldiers and civilians engaged in activities outside military operations, such as instruction, mealtime, relocation of displaced civilians, planning military strategy, medical exams, interacting with civilians, rebuilding, interacting with animals, presenting awards and decorations, etc. 1 photo has a purple oval stamp that reads the same as the last but the word "Confidential" appears at the bottom of the stamp outside the oval. Initials and numbers are handwritten inside the stamps. 1 photo without the purple detailed print is labeled "Shirner Portbilder Berlin SW68, Kochstr. 13a f5 Borgmana 2150." 2 Photo Portraits are labeled on revers "Photo by 167th Signal Photo Co." and one has the handwritten name S/Sgt L.C. Words 167-45-399. The man in the photograph is a 3-Star General. Our research found that Sgt Woods was in the 359th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group that flew out of RAF Molesworth, 69 miles north of London, in the bomber B17F 41-24566,piloted by Lt. O.S. Witt and nicknamed “Zombie”. On only its fourth mission on Dec 20th, 1942, sent to bomb the German air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France, 74 miles east southeast of Paris, Zombie was shot down by enemy fighters and ditched in the English Channel. All crew members were lost. T/Sgt. L.C. Woods is buried in Ardennes American Cemetery near Liege, Belgium.

2) Personal photographs and papers of WWII Vet Foy B. Hughes: 1945 Houston M.S.A.T. Card, Enlisted Man's Identification Card, Area pass from June 1944, Registration Certificate, The Armored Force School Fort Knox, Kentucky Good Conduct Pass July 1943, U.S. Quartermaster Credit Card 1942, HQ 12th Army Group Class B Pass June 1945, Army Exchange Ration Card July 1945, Social Security Card, approximately 20 personal and family photographs circa 1913 - 1960, 3 postcards to Foy Hughes postmarked 1946.

3) Approximately 30 postcards from 1915 and 1943 written between the family of one Nazi German Soldier, possibly taken from a fallen soldier by the U.S. Vet after battle. The postcards are all circulated and written during the first and second World War between male family members with the same surname.

4) European Blk & Wht Photo Post Cards: Luxembourg, Venizia, Roma, Ostia 37 Cards total. 10 Grand-Duche de Luxembourg attached set with original envelope, black and white photographs of Luxembourg, some water marks on cards: panorama, Colmar-ber Chateau Grand Ducal, Ettelbruck Vue Prise del "Nuck", Bourscheid avec vue sur Michelau, Esch s/Sure, Wiltz Le Chateau, Clervaux, Diekirch, Vianden Vue generale, Echternach Petite Suisse Luxembourgeoise. 6 Kelinbilder Luxembourg mini black and white photog post-card set in original envelope, good condition: Adolfbrucke, Gesamtansicht, Fruhere Festung, Adolfbrucke, Fruhere Festungsteile, 20 Venezia Vere Fotografie complete set of miniature black and white photo cards with original evelope cover, mint condition: Venizia Church of the Salute, General View from above, Rialto Bridge, General View, Ca D'Oro Palace, St. Mark's Church, The Grand Canal Franchetti Palace, General View with Gondola, Bridge of Sighs, Ducal Palace Quay of the Schiavoni, Ducal Palace, Ducal Palace the Court, Entrance to Ducal Palace, Clock's Tower the Moors, The Monument of Colleoni, St. Mark's Church, St. Mark's Basin, The Grand Canal and Seaizi Bridge, Corner of the Ducal Palace, St. Mark's Basin and general view. 5 mini black and white Ostia postcards: Porta Tombale di marmo, Larina pubblica presso le Grandi Terme, Mulini, Avanzi dei magazzini di olio, Mosaico di nettuno nella sala d'ingresso alle Terme. 1 Roma mini black and white photo post card with original envelope from 20 card set: Castle and S. Angelo Bridge. 1 additional mini black and white photo post-card, blank on reverse, unknown European Castle, possibly in Luxembourg. All miniature cards are in mint or near mint condition, unused.

5) Old Photo Album titled "Album for Kriegs-Postkarten. Containing 20 Black and White photo postcards and approximately of Germany 4 black and white photographs of unknown Germans. Pages are badly torn and faded but photos and cards are in good condition.

This incredible collection warrants further research and tells a fascinating pictorial history of the U.S. takeover on German soil.

Country (if not USA): Germany
Date: c1945