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Photos of the 63rd Infantry Division
on occupation duty- Page 63
The following photographs were furnished by Dan and Peggy DeCelles, son and daughter-in-law of S/Sgt
Ernest J. DeCelles, B Company, 263d Engineer (Combat) Battalion
Far Left- S/Sgt Ernest J. DeCelles, B/263d
Engr (Combat) Bn- Germany 1945
S/Sgt Ernest J. DeCelles, B/263d Engr (Combat) Bn
Enjoying the good life in Paris, France 1945
Group of POWs and some US Soldiers.  S/Sgt Ernest J. DeCelles is the shortest man in
the middle of the front row.  B Company 263d Engineer (Combat) Battalion Germany 1945
Center:  S/Sgt Ernest J. DeCelles, B/263d
Engr (Combat) Bn.   Germany 1945
Left:  T/Sgt Ernest J. DeCelles, B/263d
Engr (Combat) Bn.  Germany 1945.  
Probably taken after he left the division.
2d from right, front row:  S/Sgt Ernest J. DeCelles, B Company, 263d
Engineer (Combat) Battalion.  Germany 1945
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Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery,
863d FA Bn- Germany
Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery, 863d
FA Bn relaxing among the Dragon's
Teeth of the Siegfried Line- Germany
The following photographs pertaining to Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery 863d FA Bn were
furnished by Mrs Majorie Garwood, daughter of Sgt Gries
Personnel in this photo are in Heilbronn, Germany and only the
following are identified.  It is believed that the identity is from
Left to Right in the immediate front of the photo and the person
on the ground.  Pfc John L. Bergstrom, T;/5 Howard S. Cole,
Pfc Clifford P. Freed, Pfc William C Gobel and Cpl Edward M.
Kniaz.  All of C Battery 863d FA Bn. 13 Aug 1945
L-R:  Pfc Royal W. Boom, Sgt George
E. Gries and Pfc Sam C Rosone, C
Battery 863d FA Bn, Germany-17 Aug
1945
L-R:Cpl James W. Cudahy and
Pfc George L. Rogers, C
Battery, 863d FA Bn- Germany
L-R:  1st Sgt James D. Goodson and
Sgt Geoge E. Gries, C Battery, 863d
FA Bn, Germany 1945
Personnel from C Battery, 863d FA Bn.  Although not specifically identified by
position it is believed that they are identified left to right. Pfc Lloyd D. Hoff, Sgt
George E. Gries, T/5 Glenn P. Visser ,Pfc Alexander Durtka, Pfc Gale F.
Hammond, Pfc Donald F. Buchmann, and S/Sgt Charles A. Teal.  Germany,
1945  
L-R:  Pfc Albert O. Kidney, Pfc John L.
Bergstrom and Cpl James W. Cudahy,
C Battery, 863d FA Bn, Germany 1945
Sgt George E. Gries after he left C Battery, 863d FA Bn for
occupation duty in Germany. 7 Mar 1946
Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery, 863d FA Bn checks out the local
transportation in Germany. 1945
Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery 863d FA
enjoys the countryside in Germany, 1945
Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery, 863d FA Bn surveys the "Dragons
Teeth" of the German West Wall (Siegfried Line) 1945
Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery 863d
FA Bn takes a little break in
Switzerland-1945/1946
Sgt George E. Gries, C Battery 863d
FA Bn among the ruins of a German
town.  Location and date unknown
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