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1st Infantry Division, US Army

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Ellis A. "Buddy" Snow C Coy. 16th Infantry Regiment

The following are details of my uncle's history as related to me by his daughter, my cousin. At the age of 90, he still has an amazing memory. Maybe these details will help others who are trying to trace their relative's history during WWII.

Ellis "Buddy" Snow, served as a Browning Automatic Rifleman with the 1st Division (Big Red One), 16th Regiment, Company C (Charlie). He was drafted on the 15th of Novemeber 1943 and shipped out in September 1944 on the Queen Mary out of Camp Shank, New York. The ship reached Glasgow, Scotland, after six days at sea. They travelled in a boxcar to Southampton, England, then by boat across the English Channel to Le Havre, France. When the boat landed, they let down the ramp and the men had to get across the beach. I think it was Omaha Beach. The Germans were in the hills firing on them as they unloaded. He said there were bodies and blood everywhere.

He was in the battle of Huertgen Forest, France, and continued battles across to Germany. He has medals for each major battle.

He was captured on January 5th, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge, when his troop ran out of ammunition and was surrounded by Germans.

He was imprisoned at Stalag 6G, a prisoner of war camp near Kirchheim and Flamersheim, near Bonn, Germany. He was a prisoner for 97 days. On April 12th, 1945, Stalag 6G was liberated by units of the US 13th Armored Division. He came home on the George Washington. The sea crossing took 15 days.

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