African American army musicians and Itlaian girl look at sheet music by Puccini in Italy on 10 December 1944.

U.S. Army Signal Corp photograph, Gift in Memory of William F. Caddell, Sr., from the collection of The National World War II Museum
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10. Photograph. Four African American army musicians looking at sheet music by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. “10 Dec 44. 5/MM-44-31396. Fifth Army, Torre Del Lago Puccini, Italy. A group of four talented American soldier musicians, members of the 92nd Division Orchestra, escorted by a youthful Italian girl, are looking at music scores by Giacomo Puccini, Italy’s famous composer, during their visit to the Puccini shrine and tomb. L-R: Pfc. Henry O. Penn and his brother T/4 Marshall M. Penn, both from 1017 Oakland Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich.[Michigan]; T/5 Samuel C. Hicks, Jr., 708 W. Marquette Ave., Albuquerque, N. Mex. [New Mexico]; and Pfc. Henry H. Rosser, 130 Louisiana Ave., Trenton, N.J. [New Jersey]. Photo by Yaskell. 3131 Signal Service Co.” Torre Del Lago, Italy. 10 December 1944

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$120.00
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Accession Number: 
2007.048.010
Date: 
10 Dec 1944-
Location: 
Torre del Lago Puccini
Hometown: 
Ann Arbor, Michigan;Albuquerque, New Mexico; Trenton, New Jersey
Branch: 
Army
Theater of Service: 
Mediterranean Theater of Operations
Unit: 
Fifth Army
3131 Signal Service Company
92nd Infantry Division
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Topical Subjects: 
Soldiers--American--Italy
Composers--Italy
Sightseers--American--Italy
Collection Level: 
Signal Corps photographs from the service of William F. Caddell, Sr. taken from the Fall of Rome through the end of the war.