Friendship in the Midst of Chaos and Destruction

 

Chuck and I near Schleiz, Germany.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945

 

Old Glory flies in our pup tent city.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945

 

Not many structures in Aachen, Germany stand intact today. Refusal of SS men to surrender brought only more havoc from our Air Force.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945

 

The Germans, very much unlike the French, are here busy clearing the ruined city of Aachen, Germany.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945

 

One didn’t have to scout around to find destruction in Aachen, Germany.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945

 

Our Postal Chiefs. L.B. Kinlaw of Ayden, N.C. & Harvey Dunbrook from Cleveland.

Kathleen Dunbrook Leonard

Bernard McKenzie, U.S. Army, World War 2

Chuck and I near Schleiz, Germany.

Bernard McKenzie, June 1945

That’s my dad on the right, at 25 years old. His resemblance to my son Ben is striking.

I’m trying to organize these photos to represent both a timeline and his travels along a map through Germany and France. For 30 years I’ve wanted to share these photos with the world, and I actually think what I’m going to learn for myself will also be of extraordinary consequence.