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Postcard depicting World War II German aerial attack of British ships acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.39.3

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    Brief Narrative
    World War II postcard produced as German propaganda and acquired by H. Arnold Strauch while serving with the United States Army in Europe during World War II. He enlisted at the age of 18 in the United States Army 343rd Infantry Regiment and served as a light mortar crewman in the central Europe and Pacific theaters.
    received:  1943-1945
    received: Europe
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Howard A. Strauch
    front, bottom right corner, black ink : illegible signature / 1942 / manufacturers stamp
    back, upper left corner, black ink : Täysosuma englantilaiseen panssarilaivann. / Volltreffer auf englische Panzerschiff. [Planes bombing ships]
    back, upper right corner, within stamp area, black ink : L/0518
    Subject: Howard A. Strauch
    Howard Arnold Strauch was born on September 13, 1925, in Watertown, New York. He enlisted on September 7, 1943, at the age of 18, in the United States Army. He was in the 343rd Infantry Regiment and served as a light mortar crewman in the central Europe and Pacific theaters. Strauch received the American Campaign Medal, Pacific Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal as decorations for his service. He was honorably discharged from the Army on April 5, 1946, in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

    Physical Details

    German Finnish
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    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper postcard with a black and white photographic image of 4 bomber planes attacking 5 British gunships at sea. The Luftwaffe cross is displayed on the fuselage and wings of the planes. The back has printed text in Finnish and German.
    overall: Height: 5.750 inches (14.605 cm) | Width: 4.000 inches (10.16 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The postcard was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by H. Arnold Strauch.
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    2023-06-23 10:49:29
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