Major Ronald Edmund Balfour, First Canadian Army
This individual, who was 40 years old in 1944, was born in Oxfordshire, England. A historian at Cambridge University, he "was what the British called a 'gentleman scholar': a bachelor dedicated to the intellectual life without ambition for accolades or position."
Private Harry Ettlinger, U.S. Seventh Army
This individual was 18 years old in 1944. He was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and immigrated to Newark, New Jersey with his family in 1938.
Captain Walker Hancock, U.S. First Army
At the age of 43, this St. Louis, Missouri. Hancock native was a renowned sculptor who had won the prestigious Prix de Rome before the war and designed the Army Air Medal in 1942.
Captain Walter “Hutch” Huchthausen, U.S. Ninth Army
This 40 year-old Oklahoma native in 1944 was practicing architect and design professor at the University of Minnesota. Stationed primarily in the German city of Aachen, he was...
This section contains 477 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)