15th General HospitalUnit History

Official Dress Formation illustrating Colonel John P. Bachman in front of his unit. Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, 13 January 1944.

Official Dress Formation illustrating Colonel John P. Bachman in front of his unit. Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, 13 January 1944.

Introduction & Activation:

Zone of Interior
Back in March 1943, a mere handful of men came to Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, to start training which would eventually blossom forth into a well rounded, compact unit designated the 15th General Hospital (activation must have taken place sometime in 1943, and most probably at Fort Dix, in New Jersey –ed). The Commanding Officer, John P. BACHMAN, MC, came from Hawaii where he had already tasted the horrors of war. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese bombed the installations on 7 December 1941.
Major Charles A. Barnes, MC, and a cadre of Enlisted Men came up from Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina (Field Artillery Replacement Training Center –ed), while others joined from the following Camps and Forts: Lieutenant J. Altschuler and Lieutenant A. Hertzler from Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia (Army Service Forces Replacement Training Center –ed); Lieutenants D. Levine, N. Medici, D. Prosnit, and R. Sheedy from Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Medical Field Service Training School –ed) and Camp Barkeley, Abilene, Texas (Armored Division Camp and Medical Replacement Training Center –ed); and Captain M. Leff from the Station Hospital, Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey (Training and Pre-Staging Center –ed)

The above were the few Officers who started out together with no more than 30 Enlisted Men. Over eight hours of work each day, week-end jaunts at home, and so-called “fluid” evenings in camp revealed how lightly this war had touched everyone. Those were the days when the loss of a VOCO (Vocal Order, Commanding Officer –ed), or taking a 10-mile hike made everyone curse and swear and solemnly pronounce that war was HELL!

Training:

The spring and summer of 1943 passed, and with it drills, marches, hikes, classes and bivouacs. The autumn leaves began to fall and new arrivals started coming in from other RTCs. The EM were meanwhile shaping up and the 15th General gradually passed out of its childhood and started growing up. The unit now acquired most of its professional talent – the Surgeons and the Medical Corps personnel, the Roentgenologists and Laboratory people, the Dentists and all the others who were to help make the hospital an efficient working unit.

Officers of the 15th General Hospital pertaining to the unit’s Headquarters Group. Photo illustrating Colonel John P. Bachman, MC (CO); Lt. Colonel Martin R. Krausz, MC (XO); First Lieutenant Daniel R. Prosnit, MAC (Adjutant); First Lieutenant Raymond E. Barnett, MAC; First Lieutenant Dean H. Orem, MAC; and Chief Warrant Officer Andrew M. Orr. Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

Officers of the 15th General Hospital pertaining to the unit’s Headquarters Group. Photo illustrating Colonel John P. Bachman, MC (CO); Lt. Colonel Martin R. Krausz, MC (XO); First Lieutenant Daniel R. Prosnit, MAC (Adjutant); First Lieutenant Raymond E. Barnett, MAC; First Lieutenant Dean H. Orem, MAC; and Chief Warrant Officer Andrew M. Orr. Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

During an early parade, the assembled staff and personnel watched Colonel John Presley Bachman (already served at Fort Riley, Junction City, Kansas, in 1936 as a Medical Officer, and returned to the Post in 1949 as Chief of Surgery –ed), being awarded the Legion of Merit for his outstanding work at Pearl Harbor. Second Lieutenants received promotions and were now sporting silver bars and the First Lieutenants displayed their newly acquired “railroad tracks” (Captain bars –ed). We are pretty certain this event took place on 13 January 1944, at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

The first ANC Officers began to arrive from Tilton (Tilton General Hospital, Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey –ed), from Halloran (Halloran General Hospital, Willowbrook, Staten Island, New York –ed), and some from their TD tours in Texas.

The weather was cold, the quarters freezing, and everyone was praying for some heat. Following February 1944, the rumors were flying fast and thick about whether the organization would go overseas and WHERE the hospital would effectively be going! Training intensified; new exercises were introduced such as “abandon ship” drills and “cargo nets” climbing. The Nurses got involved too and started to realize how difficult it was to bring up the rear.

Preparation for Overseas Movement:

Finally THE day arrived – it was 17 February 1944 – excitement ran high, the tension intensified; the last goodbyes were said; the bags packed; the trucks loaded; and the unit prepared to leave for the move to Camp Kilmer, Stelton, New Jersey (Staging Area for the New York Port of Embarkation –ed). Then followed the commotion of the Staging Area; the last checks; more inspections; inoculations; some more promotions; false alerts; the organization was leaving, no, it was not! The battle of the passes with 50% personnel off at one time, and the fast trips home…

Group of Officers pertaining to the Surgical Service Group of the 15th General Hospital (Chief of Service; Major Henry A. Brodkin, MC). Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

Group of Officers pertaining to the Surgical Service Group of the 15th General Hospital (Chief of Service; Major Henry A. Brodkin, MC). Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

Then came the night of Tuesday, 29 February 1944, and once again the 15th General was off, musettes, haversacks, and personal baggage were loading the men down, but a band tried lifting morale with some tunes; then followed the ferryboat ride to reach the pier. The ship looked big and rumors were rife until everyone got on board – it WAS the RMS “Queen Mary”! (built in 1934, and launched in 1936, the “Queen Mary” was the flagship of the Cunard Line from May 1936 until October 1946 when she was replaced in that role by the “Queen Elizabeth”; she sailed on her maiden trip on 27 May 1936 and captured the “Blue Riband”; with the outbreak of World War Two, she was converted into a large and fast troopship, ferrying Allied soldiers for the duration of the war –ed).

Although confusion was at a minimum, the staff and personnel quickly discovered that the space on board was seriously limited! There were upper bunks, middle bunks, lower berths, small rooms, large rooms, and to undress, you had to remain standing on your neighbor’s face. Important: life preservers were handed and were to remain commonplace. The night was spent on board. The next morning the first meal was served aboard ship. Time now is 1145 and the date 1 March 1944; the engines throb, the large ship begins to move and there’s a mad rush to the portholes to catch a last glimpse of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty. The ship moves to open water and land is fast disappearing behind her. The patroling planes hovering over the “Queen Mary” (nickname “Gray Ghost” –ed) are a comforting sight, until they too disappear, and the ship is on her own… (on board were 11,950 troops including the 15th and 74th General Hospitals –ed).

Group of Officers pertaining to the Medical Service Group of the 15th General Hospital (Chief of Service; Lt. Colonel Herbert Pollack, MC). Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

Group of Officers pertaining to the Medical Service Group of the 15th General Hospital (Chief of Service; Lt. Colonel Herbert Pollack, MC). Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

Being a fast ship, the “Queen Mary” sailed alone, zigzagging. On board, every passenger tried to settle down and adjust to the ways of the ship. With each successive meal there were fewer and fewer familiar faces and those that remained had the most beautiful green complexions. The Enlisted Men in the holds were really suffering; it was not only hot in there, but they were crowded in reduced space, and felt every movement of the ship which was terrible down there. Many were too sick to come on deck, so they stayed down, but their meals didn’t. The third day out, the sea somewhat calmed, and some of the old familiar faces reappeared. When allowed, some took to the open decks and marveled at the endless stretches of the vast ocean. Wild rumors circulated about potential dangers such as subs, engine breakdown, surface raiders, and other products of the imagination.

One morning seagulls began to appear, so it wouldn’t be long now to reach land.

United Kingdom:

Tuesday morning, 7 March 1944, everyone was on deck to be greeted by a lovely sight. Sleek Destroyers flying the “Union Jack” scurrying about and other battle wagons at anchor in the background. The mist was rising and the “Queen Mary” had finally reached her destination; Gourock, Scotland. The following morning, it was debarkation time to the tunes of a Scottish band. After assembly, the troops marched to the railway station. The accommodation on the train wasn’t too bad, the donuts and coffee were delicious, and the 15th set off to its first destination in the European Theater.

Partial group of ANC Officers (Principal chief Nurse; Major Sarah Williams, ANC). Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

Partial group of ANC Officers (Principal chief Nurse; Major Sarah E. Williams, ANC). Photo taken at Fort Dix, Wrightstown, New Jersey, Zone of Interior.

The countryside intrigued the men, the locals cheered alongside the road. It was a long train ride, then came the night, and finally the journey ended, with everyone detraining at Ellesmere, England. Another short trip followed to Oteley Deer Park, Shropshire, in the moonlight. Upon arrival, the 15th received a warm welcome by the unit’s advance party which had prepared a hot meal.

The next morning, it was time to reconnoiter the organization’s new home. Unfortunately, no one was really impressed: incomplete buildings; mud all over the place; concrete hutments with coal stoves for heating living quarters. Although spring was in the air, the weather remained cold, damp, and miserable. The countryside however turned out beautiful notwithstanding the fog and rain. After some planning, staff and personnel eventually settled down to a daily routine, one of cleaning, scrubbing and polishing. With work in progress, inspections were due to follow. Luckily there were happier moments; the good weather, the bikes, the popular local pub and night spot (Fox Inn), fish and chips, and warm flat beer in Ellesmere.
Although still expecting to be part of it, the unit spent 6 June 1944 in the United Kingdom, while the other doughs were sweating it out on the Invasion beaches of Normandy! A week after D-Day, the grim evidence of the human cost became clear as casualties began to pour in. While toiling and sweating, the staff marveled at the wonders of blood plasma and penicillin. The 15th General was happy to play its role – yet they could give so little to what these boys gave!

The Officer staff expected new orders, but after July 1944 lapsed, the organization was sent out to Blandford, England, midst the beauty of Eastbury Park, where they were to set up for six whole weeks of intensive training in baseball, volleyball, and other types of recreation. Passes were plentiful, with many trips being organized to Bournemouth, Salisbury, London, and other places of interest.

18 August 1944, orders to move arrived, and the 15th was off to a Staging Area. After packing the men sat around for days … when alert orders finally did come in many were caught while still on pass. After the personnel returned, it looked like the hospital was going to France after all. The final move was made by motor convoy to a place called Eastleigh, a dirty place, with outdoor sleeping under tentage, honey buckets for latrines, K-rations for food, but fortunately hot water for washing. From there another move took the men to Southampton, where everyone boarded a luxury liner. In the early hours of 23 August 1944, with a Destroyer escort, the 15th General Hospital set sail for the Continent. When dawn broke the ship, along with a vast armada of miscellaneous vessels, was off Utah Beach, Normandy, France.

Left: Leisure time; some Medical or Surgical Officers, Army Nurses, and American Red Cross Workers, serving with the 15th General Hospital. Right: Four Officers of the 15th General Hospital. Photo taken in Liège, Belgium, during the organization's stay in the City.

Left: Leisure time; some Medical or Surgical Officers, Army Nurses, and American Red Cross Workers, serving with the 15th General Hospital.
Right: Four Officers of the 15th General Hospital. Photo taken in Liège, Belgium, during the organization’s stay in the City.

France:

It took all day to debark, first down the cargo nets, and into the landing barges. It was already dark when the group came ashore and began a march of six miles in total darkness. The first men reached their temporary destination; a wet, muddy, cornfield, in open country, with no shelter at all. The next day with arrival of the remainder of the group the movement took the 15th from its first bivouac on the Continent to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. This time the site was a cow pasture, but as some of the equipment had arrived, the EM pitched their pup tents while Officers were set up in pyramidal tents. These would be the men’s quarters for the weeks to come. No washing because there was no water, and no walking around either, because there were mines! For 10 days, it was “Hurry up and Wait!”

Finally the unit got on the move again, this time by Hospital Train. Its capacity was roughly 300, into that put approximately 700 Officers, Nurses, and Enlisted Men; add luggage, gas masks, musettes, haversacks, odds and ends, scramble well, and cook for three days and two nights – that’s the 15th General!
The ride went all the way to Paris, or rather to Garches, where upon arrival everyone agreed that it was good to get off the train. In Garches, the group became temporary guests of the 203d General Hospital. On site, the men and women could not believe the luxury; private rooms, large rooms, dayrooms, hot showers, good meals, with “Gay Paree” ready to welcome all with open arms after its Liberation. The River Seine, the Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and the gorgeous City of Light lived up to the wonderful descriptions of the travel agencies.

ADSEC Map illustrating the the progress of the "Advance Section, Communications Zone" (Commanding Officer; Brigadier General Erwart G. Plank) and its role in the Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Some of the "service" units operating under ADSEC, ComZ, included the 15th - 16th - 28th - 56th - 130th and 298th General Hospitals; the 7th - 9th - and 12th Field Hospitals; as well as the 77th Evacuation Hospital. Moreover they also included numerous Engineer, Maintenance, Ordnance, Port, Quartermaster, Railway, and Signal outfits. The organization proudly earned its battle stars for the Campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, and Central Europe.

ADSEC Map illustrating the progress of the “Advance Section, Communications Zone” (Commanding Officer; Brigadier General Erwart G. Plank) and its role in the Invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe. Some of the “service” units operating under ADSEC, ComZ, included the 15th – 16th – 28th – 56th – 130th and 298th General Hospitals; the 7th – 9th – and 12th Field Hospitals; as well as the 77th Evacuation Hospital. Moreover they also included numerous Engineer, Maintenance, Ordnance, Port, Quartermaster, Railway, and Signal outfits. The organization proudly earned its battle stars for the Campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, and Central Europe.

September 1944; the US Army felt that the 15th General would have had enough of this, and orders were received telling the hospital that it was time to move east again. This time destination would be Belgium.

Belgium:

After arrival in the city of Liège, the men were quartered in luxurious modern houses and hotels, while the site for the hospital proper was situated on top of a coronary hill, called Saint-Laurent. Upon a preliminary inspection, the pig sty, it was the only definition possible, required a thorough cleaning, mopping, and scrubbing in order to house a medical installation!

The 1000-bed 15th General Hospital finally opened in Liège, Belgium on 21 September 1944 in a former Belgian Military Hospital (closely followed by the 28th General Hospital which went into operation in the same city about two weeks later –ed).
Relations with the local authorities were very good, with the staff of the 15th General eventually organizing meetings with the Medical Faculty of the local University, who were eager to catch up on the latest medical developments following the long intellectual drought of the enemy occupation (1940-1944).

Left: Dress formation; Enlisted Men of the 15th General Hospital, Liège, Belgium.  Right: Same formation; ANC Officers of the 15th General Hospital, Liège, Belgium

Left: Dress formation; Enlisted Men of the 15th General Hospital, Liège, Belgium.
Right: Same formation; ANC Officers of the 15th General Hospital, Liège, Belgium

While stationed in Liège, the hospital had an enemy visitor every night; “Bedcheck Charlie” an enemy reconnaissance plane flew over every night. The sirens blew, the lights went out, the antiaircraft artillery fire raised quite a row, and the plane went home, to return the next night, repeating its performance. There was however something new now, with much more destructive power and extremely dangerous; the “Buzz-Bombs” (V-1 and V-2 flying bombs –ed).
Then came Thanksgiving night, the band was playing, drinks were plentiful, and everyone enjoyed this “special” day. On the fateful morning thereafter however, 24 November 1944, the 15th General Hospital was to awake to the blackest day in its history! A winged death came hurtling from the skies; a V-1 flying bomb, that found its mark in front of the Pharmacy building, and sixteen lives bent on missions of mercy, were obliterated. Countless others were bruised, cut, and maimed, and even while the flames were still raging and the walls came tumbling down, the entire organization went to work; evacuating patients, caring for the wounded, and extricating the dead.

Ceremony in honor of the 15th General Hospital's dead killed by a V-1 flying bomb 24 November 1944, while operating in Liège, Belgium. Top left: Delegation of the 15th General Hospital, Belgian Army Officers, and City Officials during dedication of a plaque related to the incident. Top right: Wreaths are being presented. Bottom left: the 15th General Hospital's Chaplain prepares his obituary. Bottom right: Some of the destructions caused in the City of Liège by German flying bombs.

Ceremony in honor of the 15th General Hospital’s dead killed by a V-1 flying bomb 24 November 1944, while operating in Liège, Belgium.
Top left: Delegation of the 15th General Hospital, Belgian Army Officers, and City Officials during dedication of a plaque related to the incident.
Top right: Wreaths are being presented.
Bottom left: The 15th General Hospital’s Chaplain prepares his obituary.
Bottom right: Some of the destructions caused in the City of Liège by German flying bombs.

The hospital was a shambles, and badly needed to be cleaned, so the men began the Herculean task of moving all the equipment out to an old Fort situated on the outskirts of town. As the situation was no longer safe, it was decided to evacuate the entire medical installation to another site. The subsequent move took the 15th to the Citadelle, Liège (Citadel –ed).

The 15th General celebrated Christmas in Liège, Belgium with a wonderful banquet, hoping that Peace would soon be there allowing all men and women to return home to their loved ones.

Christmas 1944 Card and Menu presented to the staff and personnel of the 15th General Hospital (the menu consisted of; fruit cocktail – roast turkey with giblet gravy – sage dressing – washed white potatoes – baked sweet potatoes – buttered asparagus – cranberry jelly – carrot strips – mince meat pie – apple pie – hot rolls – butter – coffee with cream – hard candy – apples – and a “Christmas Surprise” package).

Christmas 1944 Card and Menu presented to the staff and personnel of the 15th General Hospital (the menu consisted of; fruit cocktail – roast turkey with giblet gravy – sage dressing – washed white potatoes – baked sweet potatoes – buttered asparagus – cranberry jelly – carrot strips – mince meat pie – apple pie – hot rolls – butter – coffee with cream – hard candy – apples – and a “Christmas Surprise” package).

The CO had a special card and menu printed for the command with the following message:

Christmas 1944
My sincere wishes to every member of the command for Christmas joy and a successful and Victorious New Year. Each of you have helped wholeheartedly during the past year to build up a Unit of which I am very proud. Let us continue during the year to come, the same spirit of hard work and earnest effort, and hope that the next Holiday Season may be spent with those we love at home.

J. P. Bachman
Colonel, M.C.
Commanding

The 15th Gen Hosp first closed its Hospital Plant # 4345 at 2400 hours, 30 June 1945. Due to change of plans the following extensions were subsequently ordered with official closures now taking place, first on 15 August 1945 and finally, effectively on 5 October 1945. The Hospital Plant was then taken over by the 91st General Hospital on 6 October 1945 (this unit eventually also closed for operations 30 November 1945 –ed).

Liège had meanwhile become an important medical hub grouping the following US Army Hospitals:

  • 15th General Hospital, 1000 beds, Citadelle, Liège, Hospital Plant # 4345.
  • 16th General Hospital, 1000 beds, Place d’Afnay, Liège, Hospital Plant # 4342.
  • 28th General Hospital, 1000 beds, Fort de la Chartreuse, Liège, Hospital Plant # 4339.
  • 56th General Hospital, 1000 beds, Caserne Fonck, Liège, Hospital Plant # 4344.
  • 76th General Hospital, 1000 beds, Champs de Manoeuvres, Liège, Hospital Plant # 4341.
  • 298th General Hospital, 1000 beds, Alleur, Liège, Hospital Plant # 4340.

More medical installations were to join the above, including the 14th Field Hospital, the 50th Field Hospital, which functioned as Holding Units; Detachment “B” 127th Station Hospital, and Detachment “B” 152d Station Hospital. Great Depots stocked with huge supplies were set up in Liège and after reaching sufficient numbers would assist American Armies to resume the offensive.

Colonel John P. Bachman, CO, 15th General Hospital, inaugurates a plaque dedicated to the organization while stationed at the “Citadelle”, Liège, Belgium. The dedication ceremony was held in the presence of a Belgian Army General Officer (unknown).

Remark:
As we’re missing some of the official reports, we have no further information as to the final whereabouts of the 15th General Hospital in Europe and cannot therefore indicate when the unit returned to the Zone of Interior for inactivation … maybe one of our readers can help …

Personnel Roster:

Officers:

Howard J. AGATSTON, MC, Major Wilber D. ANDERS, MC, Captain
Irving ARONSON, DC, Lieutenant Colonel John P. BACHMAN, MC, Colonel
Sherwood W. BAREFOOT, MC, Captain Raymond E. BARNETT, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Charles A. BARNES, MC, Major Robert D. BERKE, MC, Captain
Albert M. BETCHER, MC, Major Emanuel BLUMENFELD, MC, Captain
Henry A. BRODKIN, MC, Lieutenant Colonel Richard E. BUCKINGHAM, MC, 1st Lieutenant
Wilbert G. BURNS, QMC, 1st Lieutenant Wendell H. CARLSON, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
John J. CINCOTTI, MC, Major Hammond CLARK, DC, Captain
George E. COLYER, MC, Captain Robert J. D’AGOSTINI, MC, Captain
Bernard DIAMOND, MC, Major DOBBINS, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
John E. C. DURANT, MC, Major Joseph FREHLING, MC, Major
Paul Von B. GALSTER, DC, Captain Frank GASSMAN, MC, Captain
Melvin M. GREEN, SnC, 1st Lieutenant Frederick C. HADDON, MC, Captain
Austin B. HERTZLER, Jr., QMC, 1st Lieutenant Lloyd N. HOCKMUTH, MC, Captain
William F. ITTNER, MC, Captain Kenneth K. JACKSON, MC, Captain
Harry JASPER, MC, Captain Edward KAMEN, MC, Captain
Joseph B. KIRSNER, MC, Captain Martin R. KRAUSZ, MC, Lieutenant Colonel
Michael W. LEFF, DC, Captain Frederick J. LEWY, MC, Captain
Clarence J. LOKE, MAC, 1st Lieutenant Lewis E. MANGUS, MC, Captain
Nicholas MEDICI, MAC, 1st Lieutenant Charles D. MESICK, DC, Captain
Moore A. MILLS, MC, Captain Edward F. OCKULY, MC, Captain
Mitchell OESTREICH, MC, Major Dean H. OREM, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Andrew M. ORR, Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. PELCZAR, Jr., SnC, Major
Clarence O. PHILLABAUM, MAC, 1st Lieutenant Herbert POLLACK, MC, Lieutenant Colonel
Harry C. POTTER, MAC, 1st Lieutenant Cuthbert POWELL, MC, Captain
George M. PROCTOR, MAC, 1st Lieutenant, O-1544087 Daniel R. PROSNIT, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Michael A. RAFFERTY, MC, Major Milton RAPPAPORT, MC, Captain
William S. RHODE, MC, Captain George E. SAMERJAN, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
John W. SAYER, MC, Captain Abraham J. SCHECTER, MC, Captain
Albert SEIGENREICH, MC, Captain James S. SELLARS, DC, Captain
Robert J. SHEEDY, MAC, 1st Lieutenant Jack G. SIEGEL, MC, Captain
John E. SILSON, MC, Captain Stanley C. SMITH, MC, Captain
Carroll W. STUART, MC, Major Thomas D. THOMPSON, MC, Major
Richard TOBIAS, MAC, 1st Lieutenant Louis WALD, DC, Captain
Leo H. WEIGEL, ChC, Captain John R. WHEALDON, ChC, Captain
Jacob WILLIAMS, MC, Captain
Officers of the 15th General Hospital visiting some colleagues at the 9th Field Hospital.

Officers of the 15th General Hospital visiting some colleagues at the 9th Field Hospital.

Army Nurse Corps Officers:

Mary F. AMOS, ANC, 1st Lieutenant, N-757341 Leontine M. ASMUS, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Lillian M. BENJAMIN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Mildred BERNARD, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Marguerite F. BISHOP, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Helen M. BRENNAN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Celestine T. BUCKLEY, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Blanche V. BURRELL, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Virginia T. BYRNE, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Elizabeth G. CAMACK, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Margaret E. CARLON, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Freda A. COHEN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Marion M. COLLINS, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Florence L. CORNISH, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Hilda P. DAUPHIN, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Joan E. DAY, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Dorothea A. De SILVA, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Alene R. DICKINSON, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Teresa DUKER, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Gladys H. ELBERSTON, ANC, 1st Lieutenant
Kathryn ENRIGHT, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Frances EWING, ANC, Captain
Margaret M. FARRAHER, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Esther FOX, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Harriet E. FRANKO, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Helena A. GEITNER, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Viola E. GOODING, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Evelyn T. GREENE, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Jeanne A. HENDERSON, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Edith HOLUB, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Ethel M. HORNE, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Marjorie M. HOWARD, ANC, Captain
Hortense C. HUNKELE, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Floea T. HURWITZ, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Mary L. IRWIN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Flora T. JANSEN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Lucy I. JOHNS, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Veronica M. KASPUTIS, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Sara B. KATZ, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Margaret M. KEARNEY, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Sylvia KLEIN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Myrtle A. KLIMOFF, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Bernice M. KONDZIOLKA, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Helen S. KLOSS, ANC, 1st Lieutenant
Julia M. LARKIN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Ora V. LEWIS, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Elsie L. LUCIER, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Verna E. MacDONALD, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Gretchen E. MacGIBBON, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Vivienne MAHLSTEAD, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Mary MALOY, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Nellie L. MANCUSO, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Mary K. MEEHAN, ANC, 1st Lieutenant Louise J. MILLER, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Mary P. MULCAY, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Marguerite MULLOWNEY, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Ethel MYERS, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Alice M. NASH, ANC, 1st Lieutenant
Edna D. NORTHRUP, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Jennie J. NOTTE, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Audrey R. O’CONNOR, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Agnes W. PALIN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Alma C. PHILLIPS, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Marjorie A. PHILREY, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Sophie L. PIELOCH, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Helen K. QUIRK, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Mary RHODES, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Florence R. ROTH, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Matilda RUBINSTEIN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Ann G. SAUNDERS, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Blanche F. SCHAINLINE, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Emilie J. SCHLEIDER, ANC, 1st Lieutenant
Beatrice E. SCHULMEISTER, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Eleanor S. MITH, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Elizabeth A. SNYDER, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Bernetta A. STAHL, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Frances K. SULLIVAN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Mary A. SULLIVAN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Shirley M. THORNTON, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Anne TEDESCO, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Julia R. TRACY, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Ruth L. Van AUKEN, ANC, 1st Lieutenant
Frances C. WEBER, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Dorothy H. WELSH, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Mildred S. R. WIEDEN, ANC, 2d Lieutenant Sarah E. WILLIAMS, ANC, Major
Gwendolyn YNIESTRA, ANC, 2d Lieutenant
Personnel of the 15th General Hospital and part of the unit's Motor Pool (see WC-54 ambulance vehicle at right).

Personnel of the 15th General Hospital and part of the unit’s Motor Pool (see WC-54 ambulance vehicle at right).

American Red Cross & Other Services:

Helen FRIEDMAN, HD, 2d Lieutenant Lela R. HOOKER, ARC, Field Worker
Eleanor V. KOVEC, ARC, Field Worker Ann F. LEGO, ARC, Field Worker
Frances A. MacDONALD, ARC, Field Worker Alice M. MORAN, ARC, Field Worker
Amelia E. SNELLER, HD, 2d Lieutenant

Enlisted Men:

Charles W. ACKAN Benjamin C. ADAMS
Donald P. ADAMS Philip D. ALTER
William E. ANDERSON Anthony A. ANTONELLI
Alfonso APICELLO James C. ANDREW
Lewis G. ATWELL Dean L. BABB
John F. BALTHASAR Thomas J. BARKER
John J. BARRETT John H. BARRON
Charles A. BARSS, Pfc, 31433636 Louis M. BASSYCK
Norbert J. BATES John V. BEATTIE
Robert M. BECKER Aurelio M. BEJARANO
Arthur T. BELANGER Charles F. BERHAIN
Salvatore J. BELLITO Peter BELLUAMINI
Edward J. BENDER Joseph BENTIVEGNA
Fred J. BERGSCHNEIDER Aldo H. BETTILE
James J. BIESINGER Joseph J. BILICSKA
Andrew BIZYP Hyman BLOCK
Fitz L. BOISSEAU Palmo BONARO
John E. BOOTH Harry W. BOSWORTH
Armand C. BOUCHER Halton L. BOWKER
John C. BRANNER, Jr. Fred J. BRAUNER
Thomas J. BRAWLEY Frederick BRUNER
Landell BURCHFIELD Joseph BURKE
John J. BUSA John F. BUTLER
Walter J. CAHILL Anthony J. CALDERAZZO
Russell A. CARMACK Frank CASARI
Joseph A. CATALANO Thomas J. CATRINAR
William V. CATTI John A. CECCARELLI
Felix CELESTINE Lloyd A. CESTARE
Elmore V. CHANDLER, Pvt, 33809428 Dominick J. CHAPPA
Edward B. CHARLESWORTH Elbert I. CHILDRESS
Robert H. CHITTICK, Jr. Louis J. CIPRIANI
John T. CIRIGLIANO Charles E. CLARK
Arthur L. CLAY Abraham J. COHEN
Marvin H. COHEN Alvin A. COLE
Edward C. COLE Louis O. COLELLO
Francis J. COLLINS Robert CRAIG, Jr.
John E. CUMINSKY Michael CURTO
John S. DABAL Zygmund DABKOWSKI
Howard DAIL William DAMM, Tec 4, 32934037
Charles H. DANIEL Charles R. DARLING
Joseph F. DARLING James P. DATZMAN
Kermit B. DAVIS Winifred S. DAWSON, Tec 5, 34400203
Carl A. DEARBORN Wilbur E. DeDECKER
Thomas M. DELEHANTY Allen D. DeMAR
John DEMETER, Jr. Guy DeNUCCIO
Anthony DePIETROPAOLO Albert J. DETMERING
Elmer S. DEVILLE, Pfc, 38471055 Peter DIAZ
Peter J. DIGIROLAMO Alfred C. DORNHEIM
Edward V. DORR William L. DOWNER
Anthony C. DRAGON
Partial view of the Post Exchange of the 15th General Hospital.

Partial view of the Post Exchange of the 15th General Hospital.

Camille O. DUBOIS James R. DUNHAM, Tec 5, 37676353
John DULIN Joseph F. DZIEWA
Earl F. EDSON Samuel J. EDWARDS
Paul F. ELLIS Burty ENGLAND
Arthur C. ESBITT James A. EYLER
Fred EZOTO Richard L. FALB
Frank J. FANZILLI Joseph F. FARINA
Joseph E. FARON Earl H. FENDERSON
John FERREIRA William B. FERSCH, Jr.
Harry E. FIEDLER Milton FIGUEROA
Donald K. FINCH Francis J. FITZGERALD
Harold FLISS Kenneth R. FOAN
William H. FOGEL, Jr. Edward FOGELMAN
Robert W. FOWLER, Pvt, 36894498 George P. FOX
Albert J. FRANCESCO John J. FRANZA
William T. FROTHINGHAM Martin FUCHS
Eugene GAGNON Fottie E. GANAROS
Julius GARBER Gerard J. GARDNER
Francis J. GAREAU Charles J. GARTON
Acolino L. GASPARRO William R. GASS
Samuel W. GEISMAR Earl W. GEYER
Anthony C. GIAMPAPA James D. GIBSON
Vincent GIBSON Walter W. GIBSON
Abraham GLATTERMAN David GOLDBERG
Herbert GOLDSTEIN Homer B. GOODE
David M. GOODRICH Joe GORDON
William H. GRAEFF Edward GRAZIANO
Carnell L. GREEN Jacob GREEN
Willard H. GREEN Frank I. GREENBLATT
Eric GREENWOOD, Pfc, 32352792 Joseph P. GRIECO
James L. GRIMES Edward J. GRZELAK
Michael GURBEL Arthur C. HALLBERG
Wilfred E. HALLMAN Joseph F. HALLOCK
Harold V. HALVERSON Paul H. HANCOCK
Paul R. HARRIGER John A. HARSHMAN
Leonard T. HART, Jr. Joseph G. HAVEY
Lawrence J. HAWKINS, Pfc, 32191176 Charles E. HAYES
Arthur E. HEDSTROM Clifford P. HEEBSH
Leonard HEFLEY, Pfc, 38667628 Henry E. HEIM
Thomas C. HENDRY, Pvt, 34155566 Dennie H. HILL, Jr.
Donald E. HINES Louis HOCHMAN
Charles E. HOFFMAN Earl D. HOMER
Robert C. HOOVER Jesse L. HOPE, Jr.
Melvin W. HORNBECK Milton B. HOWARD
Warren E. HUBBARD James G. HUGHES
Donald G. HUTTLESTON Eugene A. IANNICELLI
Charles R. INGARAHAM, Jr. William L. ISAAC
James R. ISHAM Clifford E. JAMES
Joseph T. JARMAN Francis A. JOHNSON, Pfc, 37299252
Henry R. JOHNSON Lloyd E. JOHNSON
Ralph R. JOYCE Frank W. JOYNER
Edward R. KADOW Raymond E. KARLINSKY
Ralph C. KARSCHAI Peter KATUNA
Leonard J. KAUFMAN Nicholas G. KAVOURES
Joseph A. KEEFE Edward A. KEISLING
John R. KELLY Ted KELLY
John KENNEDY John J. KERN
Harold P. KIMBLER Edward L. KING
Louis G. KIRIAKADOS George KIRSCHNER
George C. KIRSCHNER Leo KIRSCHNER
Harry A. KLEIN, Jr. John T. KLEIN
Mark M. KLOCK William J. KNEIB
Theodore A. KNOX Norman A. KOHN
Peter KOTCH Arthur N. KOUILAS
Howard KRAMER Charles A. KUONEN
John A. La DIEU Charles F. LAMBRECHT
Philip D. La ROSA Morris LASH Alfred
LATTANZIO Robert T. LAWRENCE
John E. LAWSON Francis W. LEE
Murray L. LEVITT Robert R. LEWIS
Eugene L’HEUREUX Ernest S. LIFFGENS
David L. LINDSLEY George W. LIPPERT
Emden H. LOCKER Paul W. LOMIENTO
Richard A. LORCH Jack J. LUKOFF
William A. LUMPKIN Walter A. LUNDGREN
Eero O. LUOMALA Charles M. LYNCH
Raymond E. LYTLE John J. MAHON
Robert L. MAIN Herman R. MANDELL
Joseph P. MARINO Alfred S. MARKOWITZ
John MARKRUSH Joseph MARSZALKOWSKI
Curtis R. MARTIN, Cpl, 33209722 Emeterio B. MARTIN
Harold MARTIN Irvin L. MARTIN
Francis B. MASON Leroy W. MASON, S/Sgt, 36793785
Joseph R. MATELJAN Edward MAZESKI
Hubert B. McBRAYER John F. McCONNELL
Kenneth G. McELFRESH Robert E. McGEE
James McGILL, Pvt, 34564834 Frank J. McKEAGUE, Jr.
Paul H. McKENZIE Edwin L. McLAUGHLIN
Robert G. McLEOD Thomas J. McMAHON
Richard J. McNAMARA James C. MEALS, Jr.
William J. MEINZINGER Joseph J. MELLINI
John E. MILLER Joseph G. MILOTA
Albert J. MINICHIELLO Constantine G. MITCHELL
Carl R. MOSHER Wilburn L. MOREN
Lionel J. MORENCY George C. MORRISON
Sigmond MORVAY Lawrence E. MULVANEY
Louis H. NADREAU James D. NAGLE
Joe H. NAHM Edward NECKRITZ, Pfc, 33806808
William O. NELSON John W. NEPEAN
Donald A. NEWSTED Viggo H. NIELSEN
Arnold F. NIEMEYER, Cpl, 35327105 Howard M. NOSS
Martin C. NOURIE Alfred L. NULTON
Winfred H. OAKLEY John OLIVEIRA
Martin OPPENHEIM William J. O’SHEA
Herman OSTROW Paul E. O’TOOLE
Joseph P. OUELLET Cornelius OWEJAN, Jr.
Zaereh PAHIGIAN Thomas PAMULA
Walter E. PANKAVICH Harvey H. PASSWATERS
Johnnie M. PATTISHALL, Pvt, 34435967 Mike J. PAVLIK
Nicholas F. PAVLINICH Richard PEACOCK
Andrew PEGULA, Pvt, 33180781 Noel J. PELLETIER
Fernand E. PERRAS Charles H. PETERSON
Sam PETILLO Dominick PIRO
Wah PON John T. POPE
Earl S. POTTER Alphonse T. POWARZYNSKI
Wright C. POWELL Blair T. PRESSLER
Ellwood C. PRUETT Harvey QUEEN
William RABINOWITZ Thomas E. RAFTER, Pfc, 33429461
Casimlir J. RAJEWSKI Harold W. RASMUSSEN
Everett B. REESE Clate A. RICHARDS
Anthony E. RICO Robert J. RIFFERT
Kenneth M. RILEY Edgar G. ROBICHAUD
Gene RODRIGUEZ Harold RODRIGUEZ
Caesar J. ROIES Solomon ROLLER
Lowell J. ROMER Raymond I. ROSE
Aerial view illustrating the 15th General Hospital set up in the field (location unknown, either the United Kingdom, or France).

Aerial view illustrating the 15th General Hospital set up in the field (location unknown, either the United Kingdom, or France).

William A. ROSE Jack I. ROSENMAN
Gustave ROTH Harrison G. ROTH
Joseph ROTHSTEIN Wilson D. ROURKE
Wilbur T. RUDY, Jr. Frederick F. RUSSEK
Mike RUSSNAK, Pfc, 32880550 William C. RUSSELL
Carl A. RYDELIUS Carl V. SACCO
Henry S. SALACH Felix SALWANOVICH
John SAMPLE, Pvt, 42054792 Henry S. SAMSELL
Charles F. SAMUELSON Harold R. SARGENT
Harry J. SAUVAGEAU Billy R. SAVAGE
Philip SCALZO Louis SCATURRO
Anthony J. SCELSA Paul J. SCHAEFER
Robert J. SCHAEFER William J. SCHAFFER
Erwin J. E. SCHAU Jay L. SCHEER
Daniel SCHERBYK Nathan SCHLANSKY
Edward C. SCHINDLER August E. SCHNEIDER
Robert G. SCHNEIDER Frederick E. SCHUPNER
Simon SCHWEIDEL Paul J. SCROGGY
Philip W. SCULLY Harold E. V. SEGARS
Charles H. SENIOR, Jr. Robert F. SEYFRIED
James L. SHALLENBERGER, Jr. Ernest J. SHEPHERD
James W. SHIELDS Edward B. SHILES, Jr.
Wilho I. SILLANPOA Sanford W. SIMPSON
Ah SING Ernest C. SMITH
James E. SMITH Joe E. SMITH
Arthur W. SOUTHWICK Anthony J. SPARACO
Nelson R. SPEAR Eldon H. STAHL
Charles L. STANDLEY George A. STANKO
William E. STAUCH Thomas J. STAYTON
Leo M. STENSON Raymond L. STEINGARD
Cloyd STEPP Charles STEVER, Jr.
Max STOLLMAN Milton H. STORCK
Albert L. STRAITIFF Frederick R. STRAUT
Lloyd W. STULL, Tec 5, 6884006 Willie SWANSON, Pvt, 34415358
Noel G. SURPRENANT Sidney SWIFT, Pvt, 34322540
Robert C. SYERS Albert TABASHNICK
Ellis TACKWELL Earl R. TATOM
Joseph TELLER Donald TEPLY
Roland H. TERWILLIGER Anthony TESTA
Andrew THACKER Donald C. THIBODEAU
Austin C. TIBBITS John A. TOMASSETTI
Rocco V. TRAFICANTE William E. TRUMBORE
John F. TRUSCH Marvis R. TULLIO
James H. TURK William P. TURNER, Pfc, 34890781
Richard W. UNDERWOOD Aldurno J. VALVANO
Richard F. VEIT Natale J. VELARDI
Glenn E. VORENKAMP Carl N. WALKER
Eugene G. WALSH Stanley A. WANAT, Jr.
Richard WASSON Chester G. WAWRZYNEK
L. D. WEAVER Harry WEBB
Thomas J. WEBER Robert E. WEIDNER
Herbert WEIERMANN Robert C. WEISBERG
Moses WEISMAN Hans G. WELM
William F. WENGIEL Homer E. WHEAT
Alfred W. WHITE Will WHITE, Tec 4, 34334949
Harold D. WHITELY William J. WIESE
Jerome WIGLER Fred B. WILLIAMS, Jr.
Lawrence C. WILLIAMS, Pvt, 37672276 Willholland WILLIAMS
Howard S. WOOD, Jr. William P. WOULFE
Saylor L. WRIGHT Charles YAFFA
Jesse J. YOUNG Harvey W. ZANE
Frank ZELKOVIC Norman R. ZIEGERT
Ben J. ZYGMUND undefined

Personnel Killed in Action 24 November 1944

Michael A. RAFFERTY, MC, Major John C. RYAN, MD, Staff Sergeant
Joseph S. ZABELLA, Sr., MD, Technical Sergeant Francis G. HARRIS, MD, Technician 3d Grade
Dolphis M. DAIGLE, MD, Sergeant Samuel J. GRAHAM, MD, Technician 4th Grade
David A. HUNTER, MD, Corporal James T. CARR, MD, Technician 5th Grade
Gabriel J. ENSENAT, MD, Technician 5th Grade Lee R. MALMO, MD, Technician 5th Grade
Marion R. PETRICK, MD, Technician 5th Grade Guy S. JOHNSON, MD, Private First Class
Philip ROTH, Private First Class Alex CHASE, Private
William J. MILCHRAM, Private Stephen N. MILLER, Private
General view of the 15th General Hospital buildings, while stationed in Liège, Belgium.

General view of the 15th General Hospital buildings, while stationed in Liège, Belgium.

Headquarters Staff Group

John P. BACHMAN, MC, Colonel, Commanding Officer
Martin R. KRAUSZ, MC, Lieutenant Colonel, Executive Officer
Daniel R. PROSNIT, MAC, 1st Lieutenant, Adjutant
Raymond E. BARNETT, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
George M. PROCTOR, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Andrew M. ORR, MAC, Chief Warrant Officer

Surgical Service Group

Henry A. BRODKIN, MC, Major, Chief of Surgical Service
Howard J. AGATSTON, MC, Major Albert M. BETCHER, MC, Major
John E. C. DURANT, MC, Major Joseph FREHLING, MC, Major
Carroll W. STUART, MC, Major Thomas D. THOMPSON, MC, Major
Robert D. BERKE, MC, Captain Emanuel BLUMENFELD, MC, Captain
Robert J. D’AGOSTINI, MC, Captain Frederick C. HADDON, MC, Captain
Harry JASPER, MC, Captain Edward KAMEN, MC, Captain
Edward F. OCKULY, MC, Captain Milton RAPPAPORT, MC, Captain
Jack G. SIEGEL, MC, Captain John E. SILSON, MC, Captain
Stanley C. SMITH, MC, Captain Jacob WILLIAMS, MC, Captain
Left:V-1 flying bomb crossing over the City of Liège, Belgium.     Right: Official plaque in memory of the 16 dead, members of the 15th General Hospital, killed on 24 November 1944.

Left: V-1 flying bomb crossing over the City of Liège, Belgium.
Right: Official plaque in memory of the 16 dead, members of the 15th General Hospital, killed on 24 November 1944.

Medical Service Group

Herbert POLLACK, MC, Lieutenant Colonel, Chief of Medical Service
Charles A. BARNES, MC, Major Bernard DIAMOND, MC, Major
Sherwood W. BAREFOOT, MC, Captain Frank GASSMAN, MC, Captain
Lloyd N. HOCKMUTH, MC, Captain William F. ITTNER, MC, Captain
Kenneth K. JACKSON, MC, Captain Joseph B. KIRSNER, MC, Captain
Frederick J. LEWY, MC, Captain Moore A. MILLS, MC, Captain
Cuthbert POWELL, MC, Captain William S. RHODE, MC, Captain
John W. SAYER, MC, Captain Albert SEIGENREICH, MC, Captain

Nursing Service Group

Sarah E. Williams, ANC, Major, Chief of Nursing Service
Frances EWING, ANC, Captain, Assistant Chief Nurse Marjorie M. HOWARD, ANC, Captain, Assistant Chief Nurse

Dental Service Group

Irving J. ARONSON, DC, Lieutenant Colonel, Chief of Dental Service
Hammond CLARK, DC, Captain Paul Von B. GALSTER, DC, Captain
Michael W. LEFF, DC, Captain Charles D. MESICK, DC, Captain
James S. SELLARS, DC, Captain Louis WALD, DC, Captain

Laboratory Service Group

Michael A. RAFFERTY, MC, Chief of Laboratory Service
Michael J. PELCZAR, Jr., SnC, Major Melvin M. GREEN, SnC, 1st Lieutenant

X-Ray Service Group

Mitchell OESTREICH, MC, Major, Chief of X-Ray Service
Lewis E. MANGUS, MC, Captain Abraham J. SCHECTER, MC, Captain

Chaplain Group

Leo E. WEIGEL, ChC, Roman Catholic Chaplain, Captain John R. WHEALDON, ChC, Protestant Chaplain, Captain

Medical Administration Group

Wilbert G. BURNS, QMC, 1st Lieutenant Wendell H. CARLSON, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Austin B. HERTZLER, Jr., QMC, 1st Lieutenant Clarence J. LOKE, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Nicholas MEDICI, MAC, 1st Lieutenant George E. SAMERJAN, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Robert J. SHEEDY, MAC, 1st Lieutenant Richard TOBIAS, MAC, 1st Lieutenant
Portrait of First Lieutenant George M. Proctor, MAC, O-1544087 (who served with the 15th General Hospital in the ETO).

Portrait of First Lieutenant George M. Proctor, MAC, O-1544087 (who served with the 15th General Hospital in the ETO).


The MRC Staff wish to thank Sherry Bytheway, daughter of Major George M. Proctor, Medical Administrative Corps (O-1544087), who served with the 15th General Hospital in the European Theater of Operations during WWII, for spontaneously offering to share a number of historic data and pictures of her Father and his unit. We are still looking for the official activation date of subject Hospital, as well as additional data relating to its final days of operation in Europe. Thank you.

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