Select... " 'Dingbats' - Arles, France Aug, 1945." " 'Doc' Walton - platoon medic." " 'The Boss!' Yep, that character is me." " 'Zoot-Suit' Zeigler." "Army Exchange Ration Card - European Theater." "Currency Exchange Control Book." "Headed for Marseille, Aug, 1945." "Higgins - he is impersonating a Bookie in the Numbers Racket." "Important Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces on Leave in Switzerland." "Itinerary for Switzerland." "Lt. Mike Austin - N.H. and T/Sgt. Geo. Chunfat - Hawaia, Blain, France April, '45." "Lt. Paul Carey of Boston - Blain, France April, 1945." "Me and Mike in 'Item 2.' " "Me and Mike outside Chateau in Blain, France." "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." "Occupational Force Travel Permit No. 026379." "Occupational Force Travel Permit No. 047321." "Program, 222d Infantry vs 232d Infantry, 42d (Rainbow) Division. Thanksgiving Day, 1945 at 'Pot o' Gold' Stadium, Vienna, Austria." "Remarks by Patrick Richardson to the UAH President's Council November 1, 1996 on the M. Louis Salmon Library Dedication." "S/Sgt. Vernon, 3rd Sqd. Ldr." "Sgt. Mike Velez - Aug, 1945." "The 'High' Command." "The Dingbats" pose outside "Cafe Dingbat." "The Season's Greetings." "Velez, Ellis, Redford - Arles, Fr. Aug, 1945." "Vienna Pass." "We were expecting action!" "Zeigler Again!" 222nd Infantry Regiment New Year's celebration program. 222nd Infantry Thanksgiving program. British Officers' Club lunch and dinner menus. Christmas card from the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division. Louis Salmon and a fellow soldier in France. Louis Salmon and a fellow soldier in Nantes, France. Louis Salmon and fellow soldiers in camp. Louis Salmon and fellow soldiers. Louis Salmon and soldiers in Blain, France. Louis Salmon in camp in France. Louis Salmon poses with a statue in France. Major Edwin D. Burwell, Jr. on leave in Italy in 1944. Men playing football at Camp Shanks in New York. PFC. James Joseph Higgins and S/Sgt. Albert McCrea in Nantes, France. Photo of Louis Salmon. Playbill from a Vienna State Opera production of Martha. Playbill from a Vienna State Opera production of Tosca. Playbill from an Austrian production of The Barber of Seville. S/Sgt. John J. Dunn in Nantes, France. Soldiers outside "Cafe Dingbat." Special orders for Louis Salmon's leave in Switzerland and Italy.
Select... A photograph of Louis Salmon in his Army uniform is featured on the postcard. A sign for "Cafe Dingbat" can be seen in the background. Louis Salmon is pictured at left, in a Jeep on the grounds of a chateau in Blain, France. Louis Salmon is pictured at left. Louis Salmon, pictured at far right, and soldiers outside "Cafe Dingbat." Salmon's note on the reverse of the photo reads, "How 'bout my stance? Had a mustache then --". Louis Salmon's note on the reverse of the photo reads, "Higgins is my boy -- I have spoiled the lad to the degree that I alone can get him to work. He is only nineteen years old, but every inch a soldier, regardless of appearance. McCrea is a natural actor -- he should be on the stage. He is twenty-five." Louis Salmon's note on the reverse of the photo reads, "In the doorway with Dunn is 'Big Steve' Toth -- the most respected man in the company -- not is virtues, oh!no! his power and ability to drink. He's all man!" Louis Salmon's note on the reverse of the photo reads, "One of the best friends I have. MLS." Pictured left to right are Capt. Gangwere, Salmon, Mike, Paul, and Bob Bell. Richardson's comments include a biographical sketch of Salmon with details of his World War II service, law career, and civic involvement. Richardson also notes Salmon's involvement in the UAH Foundation. Salmon is pictured at center. Salmon is pictured at front left in front of "Cafe Dingbat," smoking a cigarette. Salmon is pictured at right. Salmon is pictured in the center of the photo. Salmon is pictured kneeling in the front row, third from left. The book includes details about Salmon's exchange transactions while stationed in Europe in spring 1946. The card is unsigned. The message inside reads, "May your Christmas be Merry and the New Year rich with blessings, Austria 1945." The card was issued to and signed by M. Louis Salmon. The note on the reverse of the photo adds that Vernon was "200 lbs. of fighting spirit." The note on the reverse of the photo adds, "he was a med-student at the Univ. of Calif. A friend devoted to duty." The orders outline Salmon's schedule and includes notes about using currency in Switzerland. The orders were stamped by Swiss border control. The pamphlet includes "General information concerning food rationing in Switzerland," "Export restrictions when leaving the country," and information about Swiss culture. The pamphlet is missing pages 3 and 4. The pass certified that the bearer was a member of the Vienna Garrison. The pass belonged to Louis Salmon. The permit authorized M. Louis Salmon to travel from Vienna to Bruck, Austria and return. The permit authorized M. Louis Salmon to travel from Vienna to Linz, Austria as part of a convoy. The program includes portraits, group shots, and rosters of each team. The program lists a slate of dances and performances and a menu for the festivities. The program lists the slate of performers and planned refreshments, including "Champagne, Cocktail, Cognac, Wines, [and] Cold Buffet!" The three soldiers are waiting outside the showers in camp. The top of the front page of the menu reads, "NAAFI-EFI," which stands for "Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes-Expeditionary Forces Institutes." The club was located at the Palais Kinsky, a baroque palace in Vienna, Austria. The trip was part of "United States Forces European Theatre of operations - Furlough transit tours Germany-Rome." The itinerary includes arrivals and departures for locations in Switzerland and Italy. This greeting card was sent from M. Louis Salmon in Vienna, Austria to his parents in Mobile, Alabama at Christmas 1945. The inscription reads, "Your devoted son, Louis." This production of Friedrich von Flotow's Martha was produced by the Vienna Staatsoper at the Volksopergebäude in Vienna, Austria. Collected by Louis Salmon during his U.S. Army service in Austria in World War II, this playbill includes a cast listing and schedule in German. This production of Puccini's Tosca was produced by the Vienna Staatsoper at the Volksopergebäude in Vienna, Austria. Collected by Louis Salmon during his U.S. Army service in Austria during and after World War II, this playbill includes a cast listing and schedule in German. This production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville was produced by Landestheater Linz in Linz, Austria. Collected by Louis Salmon during his U.S. Army service in Austria during and after World War II, this playbill includes a cast listing in German and a summary of the opera in English on the reverse. Velez stands in front of makeshift showers.
Select... Burwell, Edwin D. III [Burwell, Edwin D., Jr.] Cyliax- Druck Wien Cyliax-Druck Wien Landestheater Linz Navy, Army, and Air Force Institutes Richardson, Patrick Salmon, Maurice Louis United States. Army. Forces, Austria United States. Army. Infantry Division, 42nd United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 222nd United States. Army. United States Forces, European Theater Wiener Staatsoper