The photos you describe are on the web but as a matter of taste I'm not going to re-post them here, anyone interested can find them easily enough. I'm pretty sure they appeared in Life magazine, or one of those "Life's Illustrated History of..." where I first saw them.
As usual, "from the web:"
The above photos were taken moments after a German sniper shot a machine gunner in the head. From left to right: The printed statement on the back of the photo. The gunner just after he was shot. A fellow GI crawling over to see if there anything can be done for him. A GI peers over the balcony; manning the machine gun.
NOTE: I received an email from this man’s niece I would like to share with you the information she provided:
“His name was Raymond J. Bowman and he was from Rochester, NY. My uncle turned 21 on April 2, and was killed on April 18, 1945. He was a member of the 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Div. The other members of my uncle’s unit managed to round up all the German soldiers that were in the town and killed them because my uncle was well loved. I am very proud of my uncle’s sacrifice. My father also served in WWII and was a POW and my brother-in-law was in the military for over 20 years. I would hate to think of where we would be if it were not for the sacrifices and services of our vets and active military.” - Sharon
Well put Sharon and thank you very much for the information and kind words in the email. - Rob
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