S/Sgt James K. Cullen. S/Sgt Cullen was the Squad Leader of 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, E Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment from July 1944 until January 1945 when he was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. This photgraph shows S/Sgt Cullen outside his grandfather's house in Scotland where he was visiting while recoveing from his wounds. We are in regular contact with S/Sgt Cullen and his information and advice have proven invaluable to us. Jim visited us in July 2003. Click HERE to see some photos of his visit. Click HERE to see scans of a German soldier's Soldbuch that was captured By S/Sgt. Cullen.
S/Sgt Stan Rich. S/Sgt Rich was the Squad Leader of 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, E Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment. This photo was taken immediately after his being wounded in the town of Eupen, Belgium on September 11, 1944. S/Sgt Rich was shot through both legs by a German officer firing a submachine gun. S/Sgt Rich had been leading his squad in an attack on a German anti-tank gun which was being set up in a alley when he was wounded. Click HERE for photos of this same spot as it appears today.
Norbert Kruczkowski standing in front of halftrack E-11, nicknamed "Eightball," while Barnett Schulman is busy inside the vehicle. This halftrack belonged to 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, E Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment. Note that this halftrack is an M2A1. Photo provided by Barnett Schulman via Jim Cullen.
1st Platoon, E Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. Photo taken near Cologne, Germany in March or April, 1945. Photo provided by Barnett Schulman via Jim Cullen.
The two photos above are of a model that Jim Cullen built to represent the halftrack assigned to his squad in WWII. Note the vehicle's name "Eleanor." All of E Company's vehicles had nicknames that began with the letter E.
This photo shows soldiers of the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment riding a Sherman tank of the 33rd Armor Regiment near Stolberg, Germany. The photo is either staged, or the infantrymen are simply being transported on the tank. If they were expecting imminent action, they would ride on the rear of the tank in order to avoid being hit by the main gun tube if the turret was traversed unexpectedly.
Somewhere in France - This photo was taken by S/Sgt. Stan Rich from atop a Sherman tank, and shows S/Sgt Jim Cullen's 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon, E Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, entering a town in France on the back of Sherman tanks of E Company, 33rd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. Note the 3rd Armored Division insignia decal on the helmet of the tank commander at the right of the photo.
Robert E. Morris before he joined E Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment.
Another photo of Robert E. Morris.
Honorable Discharge document of Sergeant Robert E. Morris.
Honorable Discharge Certificate for Sergeant Robert E. Morris,