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US Army Sergeant Joseph H. Kadlec delivering Christmas packages sent from home, Zweifall near Aachen, Germany, 14 Nov 1944

Caption   US Army Sergeant Joseph H. Kadlec delivering Christmas packages sent from home, Zweifall near Aachen, Germany, 14 Nov 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Signal Corps
Identification Code   SC 196365-S
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 14 Nov 2009

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1. Anonymous says:
13 Feb 2011 05:13:23 AM

I knew Joe during his days in Frankfurt Germany, where he worked for the U.S. Consulate. A reliable guy and good family man. Actually, I was dating his daughter. Also, if I had to make a list of the two nicest people I know, his wife Esther would be there (and probably on the TOP half of the list!!!). God bless her and all my best also to Joe's children: Jim, Jane, Harold and CARLA! Sincerely, Peter G.
2. richard l couch says:
1 Nov 2011 09:44:37 PM

was station in frankfurt many years after joe at gibbs bk 32 sig . have been looking for history of gibbs befor it became gibbs pre ww2 . thank you . richard 9/7/38
3. Pascal says:
6 Feb 2012 09:04:39 AM

Does someone know in what regiment he served? I have also a picture of him taken in our village Eygelshoven (NL - Europe), but there where several units here at that time..
4. Reiner Bimmermann says:
3 Sep 2012 02:42:35 PM

This photo is taken in the little village Zweifall in the near of Stolberg by Aachen. In background the street left go deep into the Eifel montains to the village Roetgen and further Monschau and right to the little town Stolberg, about ten kilometers eastwards from Aachen.
5. Erwin neumann says:
16 Jun 2014 07:01:14 AM

When WWII ended. I was 9 years old. When I came to the US on 6 June 1954, 10yrs after D-Day, I immersed myself in the American culture and was 21 years in the service. But now my war experience is bubbling up: carpet bombing, evacuation to East, Stravings by P-38s , occupation by foreign troops, scavenging, etc.
6. Anonymous says:
7 Aug 2016 06:57:22 PM

doing geneology research . . . we were related to a family named Bimmermann who lived in Aachen. Wondering, could it be, that you, Reiner are that lost branch?

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