Captain Andrew J. Somiak Photographs

Photographs are courtesy of Diane Somiak Thacher.

May 18, 1945 - Vocklabruck, Austria: Officers of Co. A, 245th Engineer Combat Battalion.

L-R: 1st Lt. Henry N. Lane [Wood River, ILL.], 1st Lt. Everette E. Finley, Jr. [Simpson, W.V.],

Capt. Andrew J. Somiak [Munhall, PA.], and 2nd Lt. Dobson L. Webster [Louisville, KY].

Engineers from Co. A, 245th Engineer Combat Battalion constructing a Bailey Bridge.

1st Lt. Henry N. Lane and Capt. Andrew J. Somiak facing the camera. May-June, 1945.

A Happy Couple.

Andrew J. Somiak with his future wife, Nancy A. Hightower of Arkansas, somewhere along the Mississippi Gulf coast.

The couple met at Camp Shelby, Mississippi where throughout the war Captain Nancy A. Hightower served as a nurse in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Circa Spring-Summer, 1944.


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