5.19.2004
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WACS Witness Wreckage

Associated Press WirePhoto by Henry L. Griffin, dated July 7, 1945

Three U.S. WACs (Women's Army Corps), among the first Americans to arrive in Berlin, Germany after V-E Day, walk across a wrecked canal bridge in front of a towering mountain of rubble from several blasted buildings (the WACs are just right of center). Left to right are Sgt. Mary P. Cornett, Clarksville, Texas; Sgt. Alena MacPherson, Cleburn, Texas; and T-4 Effie L. Evans, Chatsworth, Georgia. Berlin had been occupied by the Red Army exclusively for two months.

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