This photo of at least 23 soldiers of C Company of the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, probably taken at the end of the war while the unit was still in Germany. It was provided courtesy of Sylvia Sine Whittaker whose father Pfc. Lonnie J. Sine was a member of C Company. 1st Lieutenant Herbert A. Pratte can be seen, sitting at the very front of the group.
This German Panzer VI, Royal Tiger, tank was knocked out by tank destroyers of the 628th TD Bn, 82nd A/B Div., in Coronne, Belgium. The entire crew was killed. Jan 8, 1945. Signal Corps Photo #198889 from the National Archives.
A photo of Charles A. Libby on right and William J. Gallagher on right, taken at a 628th reunion in Middlesex, PA. Lt. Col. Gallagher took over the unit when the unit's commanding officer, Lt. Col. William M. Hernandez was killed in action, on August 20, 1944. Pfc. Charles A. Libby, as a command car driver, probably had occasion to drive Gallagher to and from locations within the unit's area of coverage. Photo courtesy of Steve Hunter and Charles A. Libby.
Here Pfc. Charles A. Libby is seen in his M20 Armored Car with a few other soldiers in front. Probably taken after hostilities had ended and the unit was located in Peine, Germany on occupational duty. Photo courtesy of Steve Hunter and Charles A. Libby.
Pfc. Charles A. Libby reviews a map with another soldier, familiarizing himself with the unit's position and the roads he would need to travel. Photo courtesy of Steve Hunter and Charles A. Libby.
Here a group of six men enjoy a break from their training activities. Shown second from right is Chester W. Kuta who was KIA (Killed in Action) on January 7, 1945, during fighting in the Ardennes and the Battle of the Bulge. Photo courtesy of John Foys.