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US Army 11th Armored Division two-sided commemorative poster, owned by a unit veteran

Object | Accession Number: 1989.324.7

Commemorative poster for the 11th Armored Division, printed in honor of the division’s 46th birthday on August 15, 1988. It features the names of those who helped pay for the posters, as well as line drawings of the badges, shields, crests, and symbols of the various units that comprised the division, and memorializes the names of those killed in action. The poster was created by division historian Raymond (Ray) S. Buch, and heraldic artist Richard M. Crossett. Both men belonged to the 56th Armored Engineer Battalion, which entered combat in December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. On May 5, 1945, Ray and his platoon were near Linz, Austria, when another subgroup of the 11th AD found Mauthausen concentration camp and its former subcamp, Gusen. Soon after, Ray accompanied the bulldozer operators to Mauthausen to assist with the cleanup. While in the camp, Ray was able to film and photograph the scene, documenting the overcrowded barracks, the mass burials and the emaciated prisoners who were either clothed in rags or naked. After about 30 days, the 11th AD left Mauthausen and remained on occupation duty until they were inactivated on August 31, 1945.

Artwork Title
11th ARMORED DIVISION
Date
commemoration:  1942 August 15-1945 August 31
creation:  1985-1988
publication/distribution:  1988
Geography
manufacture: Linden (N.J.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Genre/Form
Posters.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Raymond S. Buch
 
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