I am a WW II buff and this page is a tribute to my dad, Raymond L. Rhoades, and the men who served with him  in Germany during World War II. Daddy went home to be with the Lord December of 2012 at the age of 90. CLICK HERE to read Jeanie’s tribute to my dad. CLICK HERE to read my tribute to my dad.

Daddy WWII photos Line Company
This, my dad called the “Line Company”
July 1945 Karlstadt, Germany- Long and Rhoades
Don’t know why they posed this way back then. My dad is on the left.
July 1945 Kitzingen, Germany- Paul
This guy’s name was simply “Paul”. My dad never told me his last name.
July 1945 Langenprogelten Cannon Company-Uncle Merl's Company
This was my Uncle Merl’s Cannon Company. My Uncle landed at Normandy on D-Day.
April 1945 P and A Truck
My dad always called this a “P and A Truck”.
My dad on guard duty, horsing around with another G.I.
My dad on guard duty, horsing around with another G.I.

 

Buildings in Karstadt, Germany circa 1945
Buildings in Karstadt, Germany circa 1945

 

This was on the back of the troop ship when my dad came home when the war was over.
This was on the back of the troop ship when my dad came home when the war was over.
And the second half of the troop ship photo.
And the second half of the troop ship photo.
This is my dad in his bunk in Germany writing a letter to my mom.
This is my dad in his bunk in Germany writing a letter to my mom.

 

 

Some bombed out buildings in Germany.
Some bombed out buildings in Germany 1945.

 

Grandpa Allison Newspaper
Everett Allison, (on right) Jeanie’s Grandpa. WWII
Grandpa Allison as a navy baker. WWII
Grandpa Allison as a navy baker. WWII

 

Grandpa Allison Navy. WWII
Grandpa Allison Navy. WWII

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