A black and white photograph taken shortly after the liberation of the Concentration Camp Buchenwald in Germany in April 1945. The photograph is of medical workers transporting the bodies of those who had died despite medical aid and food provided by the U.S. Army and the Red Cross.
A black and white photograph taken shortly after the liberation of the Concentration Camp Buchenwald in Germany in April 1945. The photograph is of dead prisoners stacked like cordwood awaiting cremation.
"Mementoes of Days in Service" details Lawrence Layden's service in World War II from his induction in June 1941, six months before Pearl Harbor, until his formal discharge in December, 1945. Part of the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Layden's squadron provided aerial reconnaissance for Operation Overlord and the assault on Nazi Germany. Through photos and text, Layden's scrapbook follows him from his initial assignment in Louisville, Kentucky to bases in England and continental Europe. The album contains reconnaissance photos used in the assault on Europe, photographs of Layden at various bases throughout the war and several photographs of Buchenwald concentration camp, visited by Layden six days after its liberation.