The unknown soldier shown is wearing officer's lapel insignias and above his right pocket, the Distinguished Unit Ribbon. That ribbon narrows his unit down to one of only 18 TD units. The Distinguished Unit award would later be renamed as the Presidential Unit Citation.
A nice shot of a couple provided by site contributor, Larry Stevens. The soldier has no ribbons so this may have been taken during his training in the U.S. and probably prior to shipping to Europe or the Pacific. This may even be their wedding photo. Thanks again Larry!
This composite photo shows what we believe is a father and son that served in the tank destroyer forces. The photos were found together in the personal affects of Edwin Erkinger, who is the grandfather, of a close friend of mine. We do not believe Edwin served with the men but may have known them or was a friend to the men. The son, shown on left was named Gene and his father on right was Ray. Their last name was written on the back of the one photo but was illegible. The name starts and ends with an "S" and has 6 letters total. As you can see, Gene held the rank of Corporal. Thank you Bill for sharing the photos with us.
This soldier is identified as serving with the 633rd Tank Destroyer Battalion.
This soldier is identified as Bob Cicak, taken in November of 1945. You can see he is wearing the old style Armor branch insignia on his collar. Information provided with the photo, identifies that his wife was a nurse, assigned to a nearby hospital.
The only information we have on this soldier is that he is believed to have served in the 607th.
A wedding photo of a tank destroyer soldier, taken in Milwaukee.
This photo was taken in Scanton, Pennsylvania.
A photo of Sgt. Oscar Deahl of James, Oklahoma. The photo's caption identifies that he was bringing his tank destroyer back from the battle zone after a narrow escape. The lumbering vehicle suffered a direct hit on the turret, but Sgt. Deahl wasn't even scratched. There's a big dent in the tank destroyer's hide, right behind the soldier's head. This ACME photo by Sherman Montrose was taken in Nettuno, Italy, on March 3, 1944.