A booby-trapped German body in Jungersdorf, Germany photographed on 12 December 1944

Gift in Memory of Allan Voluck

A booby trapped German body. Note that the unit has been stricken in the caption. Official caption: "ETO HQ 44 29325 12 Dec. Credit...U.S. Army Signal Corps. Photog--S/Sgt. Dwight P. Ellett...167. This dead German soldier was rigged up as a booby trap and left by retreating Germans in the basement of a building in Jungersdorf, Germany. Explosive can be seen close to body. (B). 9th Inf. Div. Section, 1st U.S. Army. Jungersdorf, Germany. Confidential. Radio." Passed for publication as censored on 15 December 1944; passed for publication without censorship restrictions by SHAEF Field Press Censor on 16 April 1945.

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Photographs from the service of Allan Voluck, who served as a photographer with the 3908th Signal Service Battalion in Europe.
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Dead persons--Germany
Booby traps--Germany
Adaptive reuse--Germany