Lt. Slavens was killed in the early morning of February 23 while constructing the bridge at Linnich. This information was submitted by Lt. Slavens' sister Rosaleen Myers. Below is a picture of a bridge over the Rhine River which was constructed a month later and was named the Pratt-Slavens Bridge. Anyone who may have additional information about this bridge is encouraged to contact Rosaleen or myself.
Below is a view of the bridge with the demolished bridge in the background.
Her is another from a collection owned by William G. Tinsley who was 1st Sergeant of Battery D, 580th AAA AW BN. This bridge was believed to be near Spier Germany.
News article on the death of Lt. Slavens
Soldiers walk through Linnich on 2/23/45
Below are some links to additional photos from The 102nd Infantry Division Through Germany.
Pictures of the Linnich bridge
Aerial Photo of Linnich
For more information or if you have any additional information you would like to share you can contact Rosaleen Myers or myself by e-mail.
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