After the end of World War II, the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union occupied four zones of Germany in 1945. The Soviet Union controlled the eastern section of Germany and the other three powers controlled the western section, leading to the Cold War tensions. In 1955, West Germany's occupation ended, but the U.S. Army's military bases remained. The collection includes photos from Joe Gladstone Norman's time in the U.S. Army in Germany and Austria during this time. East and West Germany remained separated until 1990 when they were formally reunited.
U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Germany https://usa.usembassy.de/garelations4555.htm
The collection consists of photographs documenting Joe Gladstone Norman's service in the U.S. Army while stationed in Geislingen, Leipheim, Munster, Swabish Gmund, and Ulm, Germany, and Austria, dated 1955-1956. In addition, the collection consists of Norman's Immunization Certificate dated 3/20/1957, and an Army Graphic Training Aid 3-7-2, entitled Things to do under Chemical, Biological, or Nuclear Attack, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1962).
Gift of William E. "Mickey" Elmore
Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 3, 2008
Processed by Aleck Tan, February 2020
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