(281) 1945. Solon Lindsey
Portrait of Solon Lindsey, of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Company I. He was killed by bombs at Baggazzano, Italy, in the Po Valley.
(282) 1945. Souvenir hunting, Pietra Colora, Frank Hagen and Dick Car-Skaden examine a Berretta
Two soldiers from the Tenth Mountain Division, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, Frank Hagen and Dick Car-Skaden, examine a Berretta in Pietra Colora, Italy. According to the photographer, souvenir hunting was popular after a battle and German pistols were the most prized for their usefulness during combat.
(283) 1945. "V for Victory"--the church at Pietra Colora, Italy
Fallen beams form a "V" shape in the ruins of the church at Pietra Colora, Italy, which was damaged heavily by artillery fire. The Tenth Mountain Division captured the town from the Germans March 5, 1945.
(284) 1945. Countryside view from the Po Valley road
View of the Italian countryside taken on the road to the Po Valley. The Tenth Mountain Division fought their way through the mountains and onto the plains of the Po Valley, as they pursued the German Army toward the north.
(285) 1945. Destruction in an Italian town
According to the photographer, this view of destroyed homes could have been at any of 1000 locations that the Tenth Mountain Division encountered during the Italian Campaign. The damage was due to artillery shelling.
(286) 1945. Italian boys watching a GI getting a shave
Once the Tenth Mountain Division had captured Pietra Colora, Italy, they used it as a rest area for troops in reserve; shows a 10th Mountain Division solder getting a shave as another soldier waits; five Italian boys stand just outside the door watching.
(287) 1945. Early morning on the first day of the April attack
Shows brush and forest in the foreground and an Italian mountain town in the distance. Taken on the first day of the Tenth Mountain Division's April attack.
(288) 1945. Shelled house, Italy
Photograph taken from a hill showing a view of a house with a large hole caused by shell damage. Three Tenth Mountain Division soldiers are walking away from the camera on the road beside the house. Farther along the road is a jeep. In the background is a valley with another small village.
(289) 1945. Shrapnel Alley, Punchboard Hill, Italy
Shrapnel alley was the safest route up and across Punchboard Hill, which was the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, Company K area above Maldrone, Italy, from March second to the third, 1945.
(290) 1945. View of Iola, Italy
Probably a view of Iola, Italy, shown at the crest of the hill across rolling fields. In the foreground is the place where Joel S. Coffin, a Tenth Mountain Division staff sergeant, was killed.
(291) 1945. Where Joel S. Coffin died
The place where Joel S. Coffin died. Coffin was a staff sergeant in the Tenth Mountain Division and one of the best friends of the photographer, who was not in the same regiment. He asked for a discription of the site from one of Coffin's squad members and came the next day to take a photograph. Probably taken near of Iola, Italy, which is on the hill in the background.
(292) 1945. "Pop" Haus, Co I right after Pietra Colora and Monte Della Croce
According to the photographer, this Tenth Mountain Division Soldier from the 87th Regiment Company I, "Pop" Haus had just been relieved after five days and nights of combat duty during the battles of Pietra Colora and Monte Della Croce during the Italian Campaign.
(293) 1945. GI shaving in the shell-blasted church at Pietra Colora
Shows a silbouetted Tenth Mountain Division soldier, washing and shaving in the shell-blasted church in Pietra Colora, Italy, after a battle.
(294) 1945. Woman trucker, Robic, Yugoslavia
The Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, was billeted in Robic, Yugoslavia, after the victory in Italy. According to the photographer, the older women and children did all the work in town including farming and trucking because the men were fighting with Tito in the mountains. Furthermore according to him, since the 10th was stationed in Yugoslavia to help prevent Tito's success, 10th men felt unwelcome there.
(295) 1945. Captain Harold Osborne in Pietra Colora, Italy
Casual portrait of Captain Harold Osborne, Commanding Officer of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company, eating lunch without his shirt on a sunny day in Pietra Colora, Italy. Behind Osborne are stone buildings damaged by artillery. In front of Osborne is a makeshift table made from a wooden box. According to the photographer, food and tableware were the same for both officers and GIs when they ate in the field like this.
(296) 1945. Lt. Wilbur Sheets and Captain Harold Osborne at lunch in Pietra Colora, Italy
Lt. Wilbur Sheets wearing an army pullover sweater covers his mouth while eating lunch with the Commanding Officer of the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company, Captain Harold Osborne, who is shirtless and is wearing sunglasses. Before them, on a table made from a wooden box, are various army field tableware and ration cans. Behind them are stone buildings that have been heavily damaged by artilley.
(297) 1945. Homeward bound
United States Army Private Robert Durbeck, a member of the 10th Mountain Division, smiles and sits in a telephone booth and makes a call. He wears a uniform and combat boots.
(298) 1945. Mount Belvedere in southern Italy, captured by the Allies, looms on the left.
Two members of 10th Mountain Division string telephone wire over the branch of a tree near Mount Belvedere (Monte Belvedere) in Bologna Province, Italy. The men wear uniforms and helmets. One of the men has climbed the tree; he has a rifle slung over his shoulder. Buildings are in the distance.
(299)  Italian Campaign
Members of the 10th Mountain Division are on a hill in the Apennine Range in Bologna Province, Italy. One soldier holds a radiophone, another rests on the ground. Smoke from probably artillery is in the distance. Snow patches are on the distant hills.
(300)  Soldiers near farm
Members of the 10th Mountain Division crouch with rifles and a machine gun, on a dirt road in the Apennine Range in Bologna Province, Italy. Stone farm buildings with tile roofs and soldiers are in the distance. A small haystack is near the road.
(301)  Tank Destroyer and soldiers
Members of the 10th Mountain Division stand, sit, and lie in ruts in the dirt road behind an M-10 Tank Destroyer in Bologna Province, Italy. Shows barren hills, a rock strewn road, and buildings on the top of a hill in the Apennine Range.
(302)  Riva Ridge from vicinity of Querciola on approach to Belvedere
View of farm buildings and snow covered fields in Bologna Province, Italy. Riva Ridge (Pizzo di Campiano-Monte Mancinello) is in the distance.
(303)  10th Mountain Division ski troops
Uniformed ski troops, members of the 10th Mountain Division, sit and stand on a rocky mountain slope near a snow field in probably Northern Italy. Opened cans and clothing are scattered on the ground.
(304)  Border of Yugoslavia
View of stone buildings with hipped roofs on the Italian - Slovenian (Yugoslavian) border. Soldiers walk past U.S. Army tents pitched near the buildings. Two jeeps are in the road beside the buildings. Rugged peaks in the Julian Alps are in the distance. Shows utility poles and a jeep with red cross logos.
(305)  Cividale
Men, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division, and children play and sunbathe near a weir in the Natisone River in Cividale del Friuli (Udine Province), Italy. Shows medieval buildings, the Basilica di S.Maria Assunta and a baroque bell tower. Shows a corner of the Devil's Bridge.
(306)  Cividale, Ponte del Diavolo
View of the Natisone River in Cividale del Friuli (Udine Province), Italy. The stone Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge) is across the river in the distance. Women wash clothes in the river. The Basilica di S.Maria Assunta and medieval buildings are on bluffs beside the river. Shows boulders and a road.
(307)  10th Mountain Division ski troops
Uniformed ski troops, members of the 10th Mountain Division, stand near a rocky mountain slope and snow field in probably Northern Italy. One of the men carries skis and holds ski poles.
(308) May 30, 1945. Memorial Day, 1945
The 87th Regiment's 1st Battalion stands silent in the spring rain in a square in Plezzo, Italy, to honor its dead on Memorial Day.
(309) May 1945. Command post kitchen scene, Cave del Predil
Tenth Mountain Division soldiers T/4 Leo Tyler (left) and T/5 "Red" Neiman (right) cooks of Headquarters Company, 86th Regiment, in their modern kitchen in the command post in the town of Cavo del Predil.
(310) May 1945. G3 personnel, Zirocco
Group of G3 personnel at Tenth Mountain Division headquarters, Zirocco, Italy. Shows the palacial aspect of the Zirocco headquarters.
(311) May 1945. View of Robic, Slovenia
Robic, Slovenia, on the road to Caporetto became headquarters for the Tenth Mountain Division, 87th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company, while the negotations over the Italian-Austrian-Yugoslavian border took place. The 10th was stationed in the area to enforce the settlement.
(312) [May] 1945. Medic getting water from Lake Garda
A Tenth Mountain Division medic gets water from Lake Garda. Behind him the beach is littered with German shell casings from artillery rounds fired from well-hidden positions toward 10th troops while they moved up the road beside the lake.
(313) [May] 1945. Mortar section at Lake Garda
A Tenth Mountain Division mortar section sets up equipment along the side of a road to fire at German positions above the Lake Garda tunnels.
(314) May-June 1945. Playing in the Yugoslav clover
After the end of the war the Tenth Mountain Division was posted in Yugoslavia to defend U.S. interests over the partition of the Italian- Autrian-Yugoslavian border. This duty left the men with ample time to relax. Pictured is a man wearing only shorts and hiking boots, lying in a grassy field with rugged, snow-capped mountains in the distance.
(315) June 1, 1945. Generals Livesay and Hays during parade
Allied soldiers stand at attention in rows during a parade. At the end of a row is British 8th Army General Livsay. Beside him is Tenth Mountain Division commander General Hays.
(316) 1945 June 8. Half-full dance floor, Zirocco: party for Headquarters Company
Party held by Tenth Mountain Division Headquarters Company June 8, 1945, in Zirocco, Italy. Dancers take to the floor; a band with drum, violin, bass violin, accordion, and saxophone occupies a corner platform while many faces look through the window.
(317) 1945 June 8. Full dance floor, Zirocco: party for Headquarters Company
Party held by Tenth Mountain Division Headquarters Company June 8, 1945 in Zirocco, Italy. Dancers take to the floor; a band with drum, violin, bass violin, accordion, and saxophone occupies a corner platform while many faces look through the window.
(318) June 10, 1945. View of Caporetto, Italy
View of Caporetto taken from a road. To the right of the road are some stone buildings and farm fields, farther in the distance is the town. Behind the town are foothills and a church built in the hills. Rugged mountains lie directly behind the church.
(319) 1945 June 24. Prager skiing in Grossglockner slalom
1st Sergeant Walter Prager of the Tenth Mountain Division wearing the number eight cuts a gate during the Grossglockner, Austria, slalom held June 24, 1945. In the the background, five men watch the race standing on the glacier, and two men repair gates on the course.
(320) June 27, 1945. Gen. Hays on horseback at Zirroco, Italy
General George P. Hays poses on horseback on the lawn in front of the Tenth Mountain Division Headquarters, Zirocco, Italy, wearing a helmet, the 10th Mountain Division Patch and a holding a riding crop.
(321) June 28, 1945. Mobile orientation unit near Cividale
Mountains, buildings, and leafy trees are in the background.; Shows the Tenth Mountain Division Information and Education section's Mobile Orientation unit's jeep-top stage parked in the middle of a grassy field during a discussion of the Pacific campaign. Pfc. Bob Wright (left) and Sergeant Ed Curry sit at tables atop the stage. Behind them is a banner with a map of Japan and the slogan: One war, one world. A jeep trailer contains a sound system and two loudspeakers, a third loud speaker is on the other side of the stage.
(322) June 28, 1945. Orientation on Pacific War near Cividale
The Tenth Mountain Division Information and Education section's Mobile orientation unit holds a discussion of the Pacific campaign and invasion of Japan with soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division's Quartermaster Battalion. T/4 Theodore "Ted" Lockwood uses a portable microphone amid the audience while Pfc. Bob Wright (left) and Sergeant Ed Curry sit at tables atop the jeep-top stage. Behind them is a banner with a map of Japan and the slogan: One war, one world. A jeep ; trailer contains a sound system and two loudspeakers; a third loud speaker is on the other side of the stage. The audience sits on the grass in the middle of an open field; some wear helmets and six have their faces turned toward the camera.
(323) June 1945. Lt. Col. Irvin, Italy
Lieutenant Colonel Jefferson Irvin of the Tenth Mountain Division poses by statue outside an Italian villa with palm tree in background.
(324) June 1945. General Hays congratulates first GI to cross highway 9
Tenth Mountain Division Pfc. Basil L. Lesmeister, from Company A of the 86th Regiment, accepts General George P. Hays' congratulatory handshake as he holds a bottle of Dewar's White Lable scotch. The scotch was part of a wager as to when the 10th Mountain Division would cross Highway 9, a strategic goal for the 5th Army during the Italian campaign.
(325) June 1945. Field Marshall Alexander
British Field Marshall Alexander speaks to troops from the 3rd Battalion of the 87th Regiment. He stands on a grassy knoll, some officers behind him, including one wearing the Tenth Mountain Division patch who could possibly be General George P. Hays. The troops stand at ease close to Alexander with an American flag and the standard of the 87th. Many of the men wear sunglasses. Behind are steep mountain slopes.
(326) June 1945. Portrait of Allied generals
Rugged mountains form a backdrop for a group portrait including British Field Marshal Alexander, Tenth Mountain Division General George P. Hays, and unidentified Allied generals. The group had a luncheon in the tent in the background.
(327) 1945 July 4. Pie eating contest, Fourth of July, 1945
Pie eating contest during a field day held by the 87th Regiment of the Tenth Mountain Division, on July 4, 1945, near Caporreto, Italy. Shows laughing people with whipped cream on their faces; a woman in a Red Cross uniform is (possibly) Deborah Bankart.
(328) July 10, 1945. Colonel Thompson at desk, Zirocco
Colonel Earl F. Thompson, Chief of Staff of the Tenth Mountain Division in Italy poses at his desk; ashtray and pen set on desk, wooden portfolio behind chair, corner of map visible. Window behind gives view of the park-like settings at the Zirocco, Italy, headquarters of the Tenth Mountain Division showing mountains and leafy trees.
(329) July 10, 1945. Gen. Ruffner at desk, Zirocco
General David L. Ruffner, Tenth Mountain Division Artillery Commander poses at his desk. On desk are ink blotter, leather notebook, in- basket containing newspapers, paper and pen. Behind him is a window with a view of the park-like grounds at the Zirocco headquarters with leafy trees.
(330) 1945 July. Near Tarvisio, Italy
Members of the 10th Mountain Division, 86th Regiment 2nd Battalion Headquarters Company sit and stand near a wooden table in their bivouac area near Tarvisio in Udine Province, Italy. The men are identified from left to right: Lt. Hank (Henry J.) Rosa, Jim (James H.) Kelly, Edward B. McAllister, and George Folks. A wine bottle and a box of cereal are on the table. Pup tents are in the distance.
UPDATE from Elisabeth McAllister: 10th Mountain 2nd Lt. Edward B. McAllister is not in that photo, as the caption states. The man so identified is not Edward McAllister, my father.
And my father was not in headquarters company, nor in Torvisio.
(331) Summer 1945. Jeep on Mount Mangart Road, view of mountains north of Caporetto and Plezzo
Pictured is a jeep on the Mount Mangart road stopped to view the rugged mountains north of Caporetto and Plezzo, Slovenia. The men of the Tenth Mountain Division had a chance to go sight-seeing during the summer after the end of the war.
(332) Summer 1945. And so goodbye to the mountains of Italy....
An unidentified Tenth Mountain Division soldier with a climbing rope across his bare chest and his back to the camera looks up at the rugged rock face of an unidentified mountain.
(333) 1946 April 10. Soldier boarding transport ship
A U.S. Army soldier walks up a gangplank as he boards a transport ship at an unidentified port in the United States. He carries a pack and a barracks bag and has a rifle slung over his shoulder. He wears a uniform and helmet. A sign on the gangplank reads: "Army Transport Service."