85th Cavalry Reconnaissance
1st Lt Alan Lee, 1st Platoon Leader,
B Troop and his command peep.
Kenneth. M. Hayes commanded B Troop.
Driver: "Shorty" Ross; on
the hood: "Dicky" Richards killed in action on September
17, 1944, near Bitburg, Germany; on the left side of the peep,
behind the driver, First Sergeant Smith; on the right rear, the
young man with M1 rifle is the French interpreter Olaf Tillette
de Mautort. 1st Lieutenant Alan S. Lee is seated at the right
Photo taken at Lamorlaye, France, on August 30, 1944,
by a French photographer (via Olaf Tillette de Mautort)
story of the young Frenchman, Olaf Tilette de Mautort who joined
the Victory Division as interpreter.
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