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Unknown [US Army Fuel truck parked in front of a Army bowling alley]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09612.08 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Germany Type: Photograph Date: 1961 Pagination: 1 Photograph : b&w ; 8.3 x 11.4 cm.

A photograph of a US Army Fuel truck parked in front of a Army bowling alley.

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