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Copy of hand drawn map, Rainbow Division route to liberation of Dachau by division member

Object | Accession Number: 2010.130.4

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 Rain, Germany, to the liberation of Dachau and to Austria from April 27 to May 8, 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, .2, and .4 illustrating the campaign from Wingen, France, to Austria, north of Salzburg.

Artwork Title
The Rainbow Trail, Part IV: Advance of 42nd Infantry Division from the Danube to Austria
creation:  approximately 1948
depiction:  1945 April 27-1945 May 08
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: 2022-07-28 18:26:23
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