|1st Lt Malcolm B. Toney, Platoon Leader,
63rd Infantry Division Ranger Platoon. 27
March 1944 at the platoon camp adjacent to
Beaver Creek about 9 miles from Camp Van
Dorn,MS main post.
|Sgt Frederick A. Lillienkamp, 63d Ranger
|Pfc George Grescak, 63d Ranger
Platoon. 1943. MS- Pfc Grescak was
reassigned from the division on 27
April 1944 and later was killed in
action while serving with a glider
|L-R: Newly promoted Sgt
Robert J. Bartholomew has his
new stripes polished by Pfc
George Grescak. 63rd Ranger
Platoon encampment- Beaver
Creek- 1943 MS
|S/Sgt Wilson W. Park, Sgt Frederick A.
Lillienkamp and Sgt Robert J.
Batholomew on KP at the 63rd Ranger
Platoon Beaver Creek encampment.
|The following photographs were furnished by Sgt Robert J. Bartholomew (later an Officer), Headquarters
Company, 63rd Infantry Division (Ranger Platoon). Sgt Bartholomew was in the Ranger Platoon from its
inception in July 1943 until it was disbanded in April 1944. He then left the division to go to OCS and served in
the 81st Infantry Division and the 11th Airborne Division in the occupation forces of Japan. Go to
Miscellaneous Photos Page 115 for additional photos of the ranger platoon soldiers and area.
|L-R: Sgt Robert J. Bartholomew and Pfc Arthur F.
Christie in front of their tent at the Beaver Creek
encampment. 63rd Ranger Platoon, Dec 1943
|Center with back to camera, Sgt Robert J.
Bartholomew and firing the machine gun is Pfc Arthur
F. Christie on a mission to ambush recon patrol from a
division unit. 63rd Ranger Platoon, 1943
|L-R: Sgt Robert J. Bartholomew
and Pfc John J. Collins
practicing their hand-to-hand
combat skills at the Beaver
Creek encampment. 63rd
Ranger Platoon, 1943
|Home Sweet Home for L-R: Sgt Robert J. Bartholomew, Pfc Paul
R. Glaub and Sgt Frederick A. Lillienkamp. Beaver Creek
encampment, 63rd Ranger Platoon, December 1943
|Pfc George Grescak, 63rd Ranger Platoon. 1943
|L-R: Pfc John J. Collins, T/5 Joseph F. Lechner, Sgt Robert J.
Bartholomew, Identified as "Bara", S/Sgt Eugene F. Lash, T/Sgt
Charles Mayfield, and McCarthy. 63rd Ranger Platoon at their
Beaver Creek encampment. 1943
|L_R: S/Sgt Eugene F Lash and
McCarthy practicing their stealth killing
skills at the 63rd Ranger Platoon
Beaver Creek encampment 1943.
|63rd Ranger Platoon transportation at the
Beaver Creek encampment- 1943
|L-R: Pfc Gramarossa and Pfc Arthur F. Christie,
63rd Ranger Platoon Breaver Creek encampment 5
|Sgt Robert J. Bartholomew and Sgt
Frederick A. Lilliankamp in the 63rd
Ranger Platoon bath area, Beaver
Creek- 5 Dec 1943
|L-R: Pvt Reginald F. Fuchs, Pfc James M. Eddy, Pfc William R. Cunningham, Pfc Douglas
Pace, Pvt George A Savelli and Pfc Peter J. Swayze, gathering firewood for the 63rd Ranger
Platoon camp site at Beaver Creek- 5 Dec 1943.
|Ranger qualification cards issued to those
completing the Division Ranger School training.
|Sgt Robert J. Bartholomew in
front of his tent at the 63rd
Ranger Platoon Beaver Creek
encampment. December 1943
|Pfc George Grescak, 63rd Ranger Platoon on the bayonet