While training in Texas, a platoon from Company A of the 631st, was tasked with building a bridge over a creek. Sounds simple but three key points would complicate it. First, it needed to be strong enough to support a tank destroyer. At 30 tons, that would be no small task. Second, only wood could be used for its structural members and three, no nails could be used. As you can see, the ingenuity of the American soldier is hard to thwart. Shown sitting on the TD, nearest to the camera, is Quitman C. Berthay, who was know by "QC" to most who knew him. Photo courtesy of his son, Michael.
Soldier Zimerman, from Indiana, stands at the R.T.O (Railroad Traffic Office) in Memmingen, German. Photo courtesy of Tom Hubred.
A soldier poses in front of one of the unit's M36's. Taken at Rottach, Germany, in July of 1945. Courtesy of Tom Hubred.
Photo of soldiers, Baily, Driner and Fitts. Courtesy of Tom Hubred.
Soldiers Forrar, Zimerman and an unknown at the R.T.O. (Railroad Traffic Office) in Memmingen, Germany. Photo is dated February 7, 1946. Courtesy of Tom Hubred.
Lt. James, and an unknown Lieutenant stand at the T.C.P. (Traffic Control Post) in October of 1945. Photo courtesy of Tom Hubred.
Soldiers Zimerman and Carrlett stand at the Railway Traffic Office in Memmingen, Germany. Photo courtesy of Tom Hubred.
A photo of Keith Lindie at one of the military bases the 631st was stationed. Courtesy of the Keith Lindie Estate.