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

Object | Accession Number: 2010.130.2

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 colonel in the Division. This map depicts troop movements through Miltenberg, Germany, to the capture of Furth from March 31 to April 20, 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, his division continued on 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 2010.130.1, .3, and .4 illustrating the campaign from Wingen, France, to Austria, north of Salzburg.

Artwork Title
The Rainbow Trail, Part 2: Advance of 42d Infantry Division from Miltenberg to Capture of Furth
Date
approximately 1948  (creation)
1945 March 31-1945 April 20  (depiction)
Geography
depiction : Germany
Language
English
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Maps
Object Type
Thematic maps (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Romeo J. Fagiolo
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:00
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