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U.S tanks advance through Schweinfurt.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 49980

U.S tanks advance through Schweinfurt.

Original caption reads: "Liberated Russian victims of the Nazi forced labor system (left) watch as tanks of the 12th Armored Division, Seventh U.S. Army, rumble past shattered buildings in Schweinfurt, Germany.shortly after fall of the town April 11, 1945. Schweinfurt, heavily bombed and shelled before entry of Seventh Army ground forces, had been a main source of ball bearings for Nazi armament,. It is 86 miles east of the Rhine River and Mainz".

1945 April 11
Schweinfurt, [Nuremberg] Germany
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
Record last modified: 2010-08-27 00:00:00
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