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Copy of hand drawn map, Rainbow Division entry into Germany by division member

Object | Accession Number: 2010.130.1

Illustrated map of the combat route of the 42nd Infantry Division, the Rainbow Division, given to Romeo Fagiolo, a soldier in the Division, not long after the war. It was created by R.E. Gustafson, a Division colonel. This map shows troop movements through the Hardt Mountains, across the French-German border, and through the Siegfried Line from March 15 to March 31, 1945. The division landed in France in December 1944, crossed the German border in March 1945, and liberated Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945. Romeo Fagiolo, age 22, was assigned to an anti-tank unit. He was one of the first soldiers to enter Dachau on the day of liberation. The next day, the division continued to Munich and, after the war ended on May 7, 1945, served as an occupying force in Austria. This map is part of a series with 2010.130.2, .3, and .4 illustrating the campaign from Wingen, France, to Austria, north of Salzburg.

Artwork Title
The Rainbow Trail, Part I: Advance of 42nd Infantry Division from the Hardt Mountains
creation:  approximately 1948
depiction:  1945 March 15-1945 March 31
depiction: Germany
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Object Type
Thematic maps (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Romeo J. Fagiolo
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:16:16
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