A Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger Ausf. B Sd. tank destroyer, a type previously reported on the Russian front, is examined by Capt. Jack H. Rothschild, Kansas City, Mo, in the Rimling area of France. The German TD was knocked out by one 90mm round from an M-36 tank destroyer of the 776th TD Bn, 44th ID. Feb 28, 1945. Signal Corps Photo #201967 from the National Archives.
The coffee cup shown was once the possession of the 776th's Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. James P. Barney. The photos of the cup were provided by Clay Ashley, who is the son of Bill Ashley, a long-time friend of Barney. I assume at some point it was given as a gift to Bill. The cup itself seems to have been created for a reunion, some time after the war, since the bottom of the cup shows USA on it.
Lt. Col. James P. Barney, CO of the 776th Tank Destroyer Battalion, takes a few moments to check out operations from one of the unit's M3 half-tracks. This may have been taken during the unit's time in North Africa. Photo courtesy of Clay Ashley.
A photo of 2nd Lt. Clarence W. Byrne with his new wife, 1st Lt. Velma A. Drolet, just after their wedding. They were married at the 32nd Station Hospital in Caserta, Italy, on September 6, 1944. Clarence was a member of the 776th Tank Destroyer Battalion which would later ship from Italy to Southern France. The photo originally came from an album belonging to Ruby Milligan (Hills).The photo is provided courtesy of Lowell Silverman who runs a website about the hospital where his grandfather was assigned. You can see it here.