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1945 Photo of Jeep & Soldiers on Raft on eBay

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Make-shift water crossing. As Race pointed out, “Nectar” should be spelled Neckar River in the text.

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“1945 Press Photo Infantry Support Raft Ferries Men & Jeeps Across Nectar River. This is an original press photo. With bridges blown up by retreating Germans, an infantry support raft ferries men and their jeep across the Nectar River. Part of the famous old university city of Heidelberg, now in American hands, can be see in the background. Photo measures 8 x 6.25 inches. Photo is dated 4-2-1945.”

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2 Comments on “1945 Photo of Jeep & Soldiers on Raft on eBay

  1. Race

    48th Combat Engineering Battalion surveyed and assembled the eventual bridge there. Photo has the correct spelling of “Neckar”.

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