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A British Bedford QL truck leaving a raft after crossing the Rhine River near Feldwick,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945A truck-mounted 40-mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun of UK 15th (Scottish) Division crossing the Rhine River near Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
A British Bedford QL truck leaving a raft after crossing the Rhine River near Feldwick,North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945A truck-mounted 40-mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun of UK 15th (Scottish) Division crossing the Rhine River near Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
Aerial photograph of a damaged German town during Rhine River area fighting, 24 Mar 1945; taken by crew of B-24 Liberator bomber of 2nd Air Division, US 8th Air ForceBritish paratroopers operating an M22 Locust tank as they prepared to cross the Rhine as part of Operation Varsity, late Mar 1945; note Horsa troop glider
Aerial photograph of a damaged German town during Rhine River area fighting, 24 Mar 1945; taken by crew of B-24 Liberator bomber of 2nd Air Division, US 8th Air ForceBritish paratroopers operating an M22 Locust tank as they prepared to cross the Rhine as part of Operation Varsity, late Mar 1945; note Horsa troop glider
C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft releasing hundreds of paratroopers and their supplies over the Rees-Wesel region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany during Operation Varsity, 24 Mar 1945Dempsey crossing the Rhine River into Germany aboard a small boat, 24-25 Mar 1945
C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft releasing hundreds of paratroopers and their supplies over the Rees-Wesel region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany during Operation Varsity, 24 Mar 1945Dempsey crossing the Rhine River into Germany aboard a small boat, 24-25 Mar 1945
Duplex drive Sherman tanks crossing the Rhine River into Germany, 24 Mar 1945George Patton preparing to urinate in the Rhine River, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
Duplex drive Sherman tanks crossing the Rhine River into Germany, 24 Mar 1945George Patton preparing to urinate in the Rhine River, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
Men of the UK 15th Scottish Division leaving their assault craft after crossing the Rhine River near Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945Men of the UK 1st Cheshire Regiment crossing the Rhine River with Buffalo tracked landing vehicles at Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
Men of the UK 15th Scottish Division leaving their assault craft after crossing the Rhine River near Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945Men of the UK 1st Cheshire Regiment crossing the Rhine River with Buffalo tracked landing vehicles at Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 24 Mar 1945
USAAF Troop Carrier Command demonstrating loading a wounded man onto a CG-4A glider, Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, United States, 24 Mar 1945; note Dodge WC54 ambulance
USAAF Troop Carrier Command demonstrating loading a wounded man onto a CG-4A glider, Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, United States, 24 Mar 1945; note Dodge WC54 ambulance


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"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943