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Gerald Yaxley - World War II

Gerald Yaxley served in the U.S. Army’s 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves) during World War II. The unit fought in the bloody fighting at Aachen, Germany as well as at the Nazis’ Siegfried Line. During fighting in Germany, Yaxley’s division was ambushed and he was hit by shrapnel from a mortar shell

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In Paris, France, Gerald Yaxley poses in uniform, in front of the Arc d’Triomphe, 1944.

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Paris, France

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1944

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The Arc d’Triomphe in Paris, France, 1944.

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Paris, France

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1944

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In Paris, France, Gerald Yaxley poses in uniform, in front of the Eiffel Tower on June 3, 1945.

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Paris, France

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June 3, 1945

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Gerald Yaxley posing in uniform.

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Gerald Yaxley posing in uniform at the Sidewalk Café in Paris, France.

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Paris, France

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Gerald Yaxley at camp in uniform before getting his money order.

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John Frayek, a medic, at Camp Coxcomb in California on April 28, 1943.

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Camp Coxcomb, California

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April 28, 1943

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Gerald Yaxley and his army buddies on July 13, 1943.

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July 13, 1943

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Draft letter

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Notice to report for active duty

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February 18, 1943

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Selective service envelope – February 1943

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February 1943

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Gerald Yaxley is interviewed for the WILL AM-FM-TV Central Illinois World War II Stories project in 2007.

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Urbana, Illinois

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2007

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