The WWII photos below were taken by PFC Charles Asztalos.  

Section 1 - General Scenes of War.

Charles Asztalos: "One of our shells hit this church, which was used as a German Observation Post." Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "Our T-2."  Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "A German Tiger Tank with its 88."  Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "German 88."  The 8.8 cm "Flak" was an 88 mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun that was widely used by Germany throughout the war.  It was one of the most recognized German weapons of that conflict.  Went through censors 18 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "One of our own boy's foxhole." Went through censors 26 April 1945

Section 2 - Life for the Troops

267th FAB, Battery C, Second Gun Section (had 19 Personnel: SGT William F Potter, Atlanta GA; Sgt Everett L Walker, Sacramento CA; Sgt Henry A Jones, Hemlock, NC; Sgt Herbert C Myers, Wise VA; Cpl Elmer L Toth, Cleveland OH; Monroe Bailey, Monroe WV; Austin Bishop, Cincinnati Oh; Frank A Percival, Ravena NY; John C Johnston, Corning NY; Rogelio Herrera, Mission TX; Richmond Howse, Atlanta GA; George I Basher, Cavalier ND; James F Jahnke, Marshfield WI; John D Mussey, Salisbury NH; Oliver W Privett, Swayer KY; Charles Asztalos, Garfield NJ).Cleared censors 17 February 1945

267th FAB, Battery C, 2nd Gun Section.  Went through censors 17 Feb 1945

267 Artillerymen, Went through censors 17 Feb 1945

Charles Asztalos: "One of our boys writing home."  Henry A Jones from Hemlock NC.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Quarters somewhere in France.  Went through censors 17 Feb 1945

Sgt William F. Potter from Atlanta GA digging a foxhole. Went through censors 17 February 1945

Private Fred "Freddie" Ackley, Battery C, quarters somewhere in France.  He was wounded at Diffembach and awarded a Purple Heart.  Went through censors 17 Feb 1945

Charles Asztalos in his pup tent somewhere in France.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos' pup tent and foxhole somewhere in France. Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "One of the boys taking a bath."  Cleared censors 17 February 1945

Artillerymen doing the wash.  Cleared censors on 17 February 1945

Kitchen truck.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "Two of our boys pulling KP duty."  Monroe Bailey from Charleston WV and Austin Bishop from Cincinnati OH. Went through censors 17 February 1945

Battery C Artillerymen Working. Cleared Censors on 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "A few of the boys."  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Sgt William F. Potter from Atlanta GA and Sgt Elmer L Toth from Cleveland OH. Went through censors 17 February 1945

Sgt William F. Potter from Atlanta GA.   Went through censors 17 February 1945

John D Mussey, from Salisbury NH.  Photo cleared censors 19 December 1944

George I Basher, Cavalier ND  Photo cleared censors 19 December 1944

Richmond Howse, Atlanta GA  Photo cleared censors 19 December 1944

Edward J Rockowitz, Flushing, Queens NY  Photo cleared censors 19 December 1944

Edward Rockowitz from Flushing Queens NY and Charles Asztalos.  Photo cleared censors on 19 December 1944

Charles Asztalos: "Hello Mom and Dad"  Photo cleared censors on 19 December 1944

Sgt Everett W. Walker from Sacramento CA

James "Jim" F Jahnke, Marshfield; Edward Rockowitz, Flushing Queens NY; George I Basher, Cavalier ND; Frank A Percival, Ravena NY  Photo cleared censors on 19 December 1944

Rogelio Herrera, Mission TX; Richmond Howse, Atlanta GA; SGT William F Potter, Atlanta GA;  George I Basher, Cavalier ND;  John C Johnston, Corning NY; Nicholas Rella, Mt Vernon NY; Frank A Percival, Ravena NY; Edward "Rocky" Rockowitz, Flushing Queens NY.  Photo cleared censors on 19 December 1944

Sgt Herbert C Myers, Wise VA with crane in background. Photo cleared censors on 19 December 1944

SGT William F Potter, Atlanta GA and Frank A Percival, Ravena NY. Photo cleared censors on 19 December 1944

John C Johnston, Corning NY  Photo cleared censors on 19 December 1944

Oliver W Privett, Swayer KY  Photo cleared censors 19 December 1944

"A few of our boys"  Photo cleared censors 17 February 1945

Section 3 - Operating the 240mm Howitzer

Tank and Crane used to hoist barrel onto carriage.  Went through censor 17 February 1945

Gun Barrel, Tank and Crane (and plenty of mud).  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Tank and Crane (and plenty of mud and snow). This is during the Lorraine Campaign in November - December 1944.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Camouflaged 240mm Howitzer and Mud. Cleared Censors on 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "the gun somwhere in France." Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "one of our guns somwhere in France." Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "2nd Gun Section somwhere in France." Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "one of our positions in France." Went through censors 17 February 1945

Another Picture of Camouflaged 240mm Howitzer and Mud. Cleared Censors on 17 February 1945

Battery C Ammunition Pit.  Cleared Censors on 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "one of our guns in France." Went through censors 26 April 1945

Battery C Gun Pit, Tents and Ammunition. Cleared Censors on 17 February 1945

Section 4 - Convoying

Traveling on Muddy Roads Somewhere in France.  Probably in the Lorraine area.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Convoy through the French countryside.   Photo cleared censors on 17 February 1945

Convoy through the French cities. Photo cleared censors on 17 February 1945

Convoy stopped to Eat Somewhere in France.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

The winter of 1944 saw the Lorraine area of France receive record rainfall and cold weather.  Troops were bogged down by thick mud on the roads.  It was even more challenging for the 267th as they transported their heavy artillery.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

More muddy roads.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "A few of the boys."  In Lorraine area. Went through censors 17 February 1945

Because the 267th was constantly moving to remain just behind the front lines and the weather was extremely wet in the Lorraine area of France in late 1944, traveling on muddy roads was a major part of their service. Went through censors 17 February 1945

...and more muddy roads. Went through censors 17 February 1945

Charles Asztalos: "Somewhere in France, very pretty."  The 267th moved through and established fire bases near many small French towns.  Went through censors 17 February 1945

Section 5 - Places

This next section contain places that the 267th operated in.  

Charles Asztalos training to be a soldier.  Somewhere in the USA prior to shipping out to the ETO.

Charles Asztalos home on leave in Garfield NJ in May 1944

Charles Asztalos home on leave with a friend and his mother Bertha in Garfield NJ in May 1944

Charles Asztalos with a friend home on leave in Garfield NJ in May 1944

Charles Asztalos and his father Karoly home on leave in Garfield NJ in May 1944

Charles Asztalos home on leave on front steps of his father's shoe repair store and the house he grew up in at 22 Dewey St Garfield NJ in May 1944

Charles Asztalos: "Where we landed in Scotland, from the deck of the Queen Mary."  The 267th docked in Greenock Scotland, just outside Scotland, on 29 July 1944

Charles Asztalos: "An English home somewhere in England," August 1944

Charles Asztalos: "I slept here somewhere in England," Location is Bude Cornwell, August 1944

267th mess facilities in Bude Cornwell, August 1944

Another picture of 267th mess facilities in Bude Cornwell,  August 1944

Barbed wire and beachgoers in Bude Cornwall England, August 1944

Seagulls watch beachgoers in Bude Cornwell, August, 1944

Charles Asztalos: "Rock bound coast of England."  Picture taken in Bude Cornwall area, August 1944

Liberty time at the Bude Pool in Bude Cornwell, August, 1944

Another scene from liberty time at the Bude Pool in Bude Cornwell, August, 1944

Rocky beach in Bude Cornwell, August, 1944

English coast, August, 1944

Another picture of the English Coast, August 1944

Farm house in England, August 1944

English countryside, August 1944

English countryside, August 1944

267th convoying into Weymouth England, 31 August 1944

Pier in Weymouth England where the 267th boarded boats for France, 1 September 1944

Artillerymen on bow of LCT in Weymouth Harbor, 1 September 1944

Artillerymen posing on LCT in Weymouth Harbor, 1 September 1944

Charles Asztalos and artillerymen on LCT in Weymouth Harbor, 1 September 1944

Barrage balloon attached to LCT preparing to transport artillerymen to France, 1 September 1944

LCTs in Weymouth Harbor, 1 September 1944

Heading out past LCTs and barrage balloons in Weymouth Harbor out to the English Channel to France, 1 September 1944.

Sailing past the breakers and out of Weymouth Harbor into the English Channel, 1 September 1944.

Convoy setting out to transport the 267th FAB across the English Channel to Omaha Beach, Normandy France, 1 September 1944

Convoy carrying the 267th FAB departs Weymouth England enroute to France, 1 September 1944.

Charles Asztalos: "A German observation post on Omaha Beach, Normandy."  Taken between 1-4 September 1944.

Charles Asztalos: "A German dugout near Cherbourg France." Between 1-5 September 1944.  Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "From inside of the German dugout." Between 1-5 September 1944.  Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

A wrecked bridge in Lunéville France sometime between 24 September and 14 October 1944.  Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

A street scene in Lunéville France sometime between 24 September and 14 October 1944.  The artillery destruction is evident in the picture.  Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Another street scene in Lunéville France sometime between 24 September and 14 October 1944. Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Battery C's motor shop in Lunéville France sometime between 24 September and 14 October 1944. Photo cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "Our first snowfall, 1944."  The day was 8 November and the 267th was in firing positions near Bratte France.  On this day the Bn supported the XII Corps as it commenced the Lorraine Campaign with an attack across the Seille River and the Delme Ridge.  Photo cleared censor on 26 April 1945

Our first round fired into Germany. One of the boys put his wife name on it (FAE). Fired approximately 27 Nov 1944 while in Diffembach France.

Charles Asztalos: "A view from our quarters in Nancy France."   Taken while Battery C was in Nancy as guards for Third US Army Rear Command Post, December 1944 or later.  Cleared censors on 26 April 1945

Skyline what appears to be Nancy France.  Battery C was stationed there in late December 1944

Charles Asztalos, a GI and French soldier in Nancy France, probably late December 1944. In mid-December, the 267 FAB was reassigned to special duty with the Provost Marshall, 3rd Army and given the mission of guarding bridges and administering and evacuating POWs. Battery C was ordered to Nancy France as guards for Third US Army Rear Command Post.

Charles Asztalos and French soldier in Nancy France, probably late December 1944

Sleeping GI and French soldier in Nancy France, probably late December 1944.

A GI and French soldier in Nancy France, probably late December 1944

Soldier standing on riverbank probably in or around Nancy France, late December 1944

Soldier posing by river probably in or near Nancy France, late December 1944

Another soldier posing by river probably in or near Nancy France, late December 1944

Blown bridge probably in or near Nancy France, late December 1944

French and US troops on a bridge probably in or near Nancy France, late December 1944

GI and French soldier posing by river probably in Nancy France, late December 1944

Technician Fifth Grade Soldier sitting on bridge by river probably in Nancy France, late December 1944

GI posing by river probably in Nancy France, late December 1944

GI in the snow.  Probably during the Battle of the Bulge taken after December 1944

Section 6 - Occupation Duty and Downtime from Soldiering

The 267th remained in Europe after the cessation of hostilities until it departed Europe back to the United States in January 1946

A pass to Paris.  Charles Asztalos head visible in back of second row, third on the left

Charles Asztalos: "A French girl with me.  She treated me swell."   Photo cleared censors on 18 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "Just me again.  A French girl. I had a swell time with her." Photo cleared censors on 18 April 1945

Charles Asztalos: "They are sisters." Photo cleared censors on 18 April 1945