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The Robert King Collection

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   On this page, you'll find images contributed by Robert King, a former member of C Battery. Any former members who can add to the captions are invited to send information to the Webmaster. The newest photos are always at the top.

new photo (added february 18, 2002)

AMBULANCE (23 K)

A Fish in the Hand is Worth Two in the Lake
Bob standing in front of the 225th's ambulance with a fish in hand. Bob was a member of the medical detachment. He was not able to revive the fish so he ate it.

new photo (added february 18, 2002)

B-17 (26 K)

Bob and Some U.S. "Bombing Iron"
Camp Rattle, Unter Biberg/Neubiberg, Germany, 1945. Bob standing next to a B-17.

new photo (added february 18, 2002)

PARIS (30 K)

Searchlights Over Gay Paree
Another shot of the 225th's searchlights at the Eiffel Tower.

new photo (added february 18, 2002)

VENICE (33 K)

The 225th in Venice
Five members of the 225th on tour in St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy, 1945. From left to right: Richard J. Falch; Robert J. King; Harry Glaser; Vernon H. Allen; Thomas Reinieg.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

ROBERT KING, 1944 (15 K)

Robert King in 1944
Robert in 1944. Photo taken in a photo shop in Bar-le-duc, France.
Click here for a larger version.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

ROBERT KING, 1993 (13 K)

Robert King in 1993
Photo taken in 1993 when Bob was a member of American Legion Post 675.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

ROBERT KING, 1943 (31 K)

Robert King with Parents
Robert J. King and his parents in Dayton, Ohio after basic training, 1943.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

CHAMONIX, 1945 (40 K)

High Over Chamonix
Photo taken from cable car overlooking Chamonix, France, 1945.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

MT. BLANC (28 K)

Scaling Mt. Blanc
Bob and a 225th buddy at Mt. Blanc, France, 1945.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

BELFORT HOTEL, 1945 (43 K)

On the Way to Venice
Photo taken in front of a hotel in Belfort, France while the 225th
was on their the way to rest and relaxation in Venice, 1945.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

P-47s (18 K)

Thunderbolts on the Ready Line!
P-47 Thunderbolts on the airfield at Unter Biberg, 1945.
Click here for a larger version.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

JUBILEE OF LIBERTY (26 K)

Jubilee of Liberty
Robert King in 1998 receiving the French Jubilee of Liberty medal from Alain de Keghel,
Counsel General of France. This medal is given by the Regional Council of Lower
Normandy to those who entered France through Normandy during WW II.

(photo added december 30, 2001)

CERTIFICATE (60 K)

Certificate of Recognition
In 2000, Bob received a certificate to recognize the participation of all Allied soldiers
who took part in the Normandy landing and contibuted to the liberation of France. In the
letter accompanying the certificate, Alain de Keghel, the Counsel General of France,
wrote "My country will never forget this and it is the real meaning of this diploma to remind
the upcoming generations that you were part of this battle on French soil and that France
will always remain grateful to you for having been on its side in difficult times."
(All members of the 225th who entered France through Normandy are eligible for this
recognition.) Click here for a larger version.



HEADQUARTERS BATTERY, 1945 (22 K)

Medical Detachment

   This photo of several members of the 225th's Medical Detachment (click here to view a larger version) was taken at the former Luftwaffe barracks on Airfield R-85 (approximately two miles south of Munich, in the suburb of Unter Biberg, aka Neubiberg). (Note the sign above the door labeled HQ BTRY 225 SLT BN.) Front row, kneeling (left to right): T/4 Carl McKenzie; Cpl James Bressette; T/5 Byrd Noe; T/3 Carol M. Vanzant; T/5 Arnold D. Meth; and T/5 Anthony J. Rende. Back row, standing (left to right): S/S Russell L. Girvin; T/5 Robert J. King; T/4 Paul J. Davis; PFC Ernest W. Fuller; Unknown; Capt. Theodore Maves; Unknown; and Unknown. On 16 July 1945 the first personnel left the battalion under the redeployment program. The unknowns in the picture were replacements for those who were redeployed. Missing from the picture are Capt. Louis Goldman; T/4 Joseph T. Lagasse; T/5 Milton Bloch; S/S Richard Hammeran; and T/5 Elmer L. Thompson.



ROBERT KING, 1945 (27 K)

Robert King in Munich
Robert King in dress uniform in front of living quarters, Camp Rattle,
Unter Biberg, Germany, 1945.



ROBERT KING, 1945 (20 K)

One of the Victors!
Robert King near Airstrip R-85, Unter Biberg, near Munich, 1945.
Note Nazi Eagle above speaker's platform where King is standing.
Compare this to a similar eagle-topped memorial at Neubiberg today.



ANTHONY RENDI, 1945 (24 K)

On the Road in France
Robert King is on the right in this photo taken in France, 1944



ANTHONY RENDI, 1945 (16 K)

Anthony Rendi
Anthony Rendi in front of C Battery HQ, Camp Rattle, Unter Biberg, Germany, 1945.
Photo taken by Robert King.



FORTY AND EIGHT BOXCARS (16 K)

U.S. Bound Boxcars
One of the 40 and 8 boxcars in the train that transported the 225th
from Straubing, Germany to Camp Twenty Grand in France, December 1945.
Photo taken by Robert King.



CAMP TWENTY GRAND (16 K)

Tent City
"Tent City" at Camp Twenty Grand, where the 225th stayed
while waiting to be transported back to New York, December 1945.
Photo taken by Robert King.



BOB KING'S TENT (13 K)

Home Wet Home
Robert King's (center) tent at Camp Twenty Grand. On the left is Sgt. Russel Girven
and on the right is Cpl. Davis, December 1945.
Photo taken by Robert King.



REDPLOYMENT CENTER BULLETIN BOARD (15 K)

Waiting for His Ship to Come In
Redeployment Information Center at Camp Twenty Grand. The bulletin board listed all units
in camp (left-hand side) and both ships that had arrived at the port of Le Havre and ships
that were due (right-hand side). The men looked at this board every day waiting "for their
ship to come in." Photo taken by Robert King, December 1945.



DECK OF THE CHANUTE VICTORY (14 K)

A Full Deck
Scene on the deck of the SS Chanute Victory en route to New York Harbor,
December 1945. Just visible at left-center, in the open doorway below
the stack of life rafts, is a female veteran (not part of the 225th!).
Photo taken by Robert King.



LIFE RAFTS ABOARD THE CHANUTE VICTORY (14 K)

Just in Case
Life rafts piled on the deck of the SS Chanute Victory.
Photo taken by Robert King, December 1945.



SS MISS AMERICA (15 K)

Welcome Home!
When the Chanute Victory arrived in New York Harbor, the SS Miss America was on hand to meet the 225th. New York Harbor can be seen in the background. A sign on the deck of the Miss America says "Welcome Home, Well Done." Photo taken by Robert King, December 1945.


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