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897th and 3562nd Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Companies, 1941-1945
Europe (1944-45)

The 897th arrived in Europe shortly after D-Day and remained until the end of the war in Europe. This page contains miscellaneous photos and information about the European experience.

David Lewis, Howard Hammond and Paul Auerswald. The camera belonged to David Lewis. Courtesy David's son Tom. Appears to be the Stavelot (Belgium) train station.
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According to Julian Gocek, this is Buchenbuhl, Germany, near the end of the war. Courtesy Rich Hammond, grandson of Howard Hammond.
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Jacobs, Richard Dietz, and Wright. Courtesy Rich Hammond, grandson of Howard Hammond.
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Nurnberg, Germany, June, 1945, outside the Bismarck School, ?, Solon Thomas. Courtesy Rich Hammond, grandson of Howard Hammond.
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Lt. William Klockow based on nice jacket, Tiny Thomas, Solon Thomas. Courtesy Rich Hammond, grandson of Howard Hammond.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
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Rome

Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.
Courtesy Jerry & Christine Chenevey, children of 897th cook Archie Chenevey.