157th Infantry Association records relating to the liberation of Dachau
Contains information about the liberation of Dachau on 29 April 1945 by the 42nd and 45th U.S. Infantry Divisions. Additionally, donor Felix Sparks provides background on Dachau and his recollections of its liberation and aftermath (e.g., encounter with General George S. Patton Jr. over threatened courts martial of 45th Infantry Division members in connection with events during liberation). Also included are re-created excerpts of unit daily journals during the time of Dachau liberation with explanatory notes added by Sparks.
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