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Q: February 1945 - so where is it now?

 
A: To the best of my knowledge, that sign, somewhat battle-scarred, is still at the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum at Fort Bliss, Texas.
 
I saw it there in 1979, when I was temporarily working for the curator, Mr. Sam Hoyle, while awaiting reassignment for a teaching tour at West Point.
 
It is possible that there has since been a decision to transfer the artifact to the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe; can't say.  But in 1979, it was certainly at Fort Bliss.  In fact, Sam and I retrieved it from a pile of material the previous museum curator had intended simply to throw away. 
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
 
Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
V Corps Historian
 
 

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