We were in the field 8 months out of 12. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940. Hohenfels? I remember that, you guys were the best in the north, south, east and west. We wore every bit of cold weather gear (except for our mickey mouse boots) that we were issued. Colors were cased 17 January 1992. The Division had 10 Brigades at one time in the early '90s, one of which was 3rd The Division had 10 Brigades at one time in the early '90s, one of which was 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Well described. Thank you, Burt's Knights! Mihalko family in Germany. I seem to remember a rather crazy protest at the main gate by those that wanted us gone. Denmark was cool, I snuck out of Oskbol one night and was partying with some locals and some Mp's walked in, a Dane gave me his long heavy jacket just in time, and I didn't get caught. Regt. I was there too from 1986 to 1989 in 4/3FA. 1stSgt Charles Taz Cosby one of the finest NCO I ever knew. Thanks for bringing back some fond and not so fond memories. I will agree that, that post was one of the coldest places I have ever lived. The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany. The 2nd Armored Division was formed in 1940 in preparation of possible US involvement in World War II. Finally, after months of training the division moved to the Line of Departure, alongside the 1st Armored Division on its left flank and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment on its right flank. Yes, the fellows were given a longer rope than ordinarily back at the kaserne, but no one wanted to be on the wrong side of training requirements. Effective July 22, 2015, comment is permitted on this site. 441 fix bayonets sp4 ROBERT JORDAN. However, those are other stories. That said, we once went to Denmark and fired TOW missiles at a barge in the North Sea, in January. Remember wearing the dang MOPP suit for two weeks straight. The Division (Forward) was in garrison more than its three maneuver battalions, and it was no surprise if one or two of its maneuver battalions were gone at the same time doing some training or other somewhere. 6K likes. The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") was an armored division of the United States Army.The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany. Thanks for the memories my brothers and if any of have pictures of the base, please share them. there was no better anywhere. I was in the 2nd armored div. It was awful. I rememember when you proud Tankers came rolling in on the M-1 Abrams and the Bradleys shortly after that, we had the M109A1 155mm SpP Howitzers. still miss it sometimes. Regt 1st Inf Div (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division 8th Infantry Division 1st Armor Division 2nd Ar Div. Many good times in Bremerhaven for sure. Wouldn't trade any of it for anything. Series of photos of the 2nd Armored Division (mostly - the 66th Tank Regiment division) during the offensive in the province of North Rhine-Westphalia; April 1945. And was good at getting Cordell all drunken up!! 1981-1982 Bravo Co. 3/41 Inf. 140 were here. Spent about 3 months in B co 4/41 and then moved to HHC 4/41 in the motor pool working on everything (The BMO found out i had turned wrenches my whole life). I was in HHC, 498th from 1984 until 1987. Just reading over some of the comments which i already commented but LDCK was a trip Jan 79 when i arrived px, class vi in trailers. I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.". In the rear soldiers, particularly those from the maneuver battalions and the artillery battalion, seemed to be given some leeway with schedules to allow for time with families and time off. However, all comments will be monitored by me to ensure that no spam or vulgarities are published here. I was with 3-66 Armor...the COHORT unit that traded places with 4-41 in '88. The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany. See (U.S. based units): 101st Airborne, 1st Infantry Division … I came back for a 3rs tour and the put me in a shithole called babenhausen, boy we had it made in Garlstedt, My husband and I were there 83-86. We go back often. In one instance, the Division (Forward) even worked with elements of the French Army in training. I served with Co.A 124th Armored Ordnance Battalion . Once there was a supposed Soviet monitor in the area and we all had mandatory briefings on not harming them. After the defeat of Axis forces in North Africa the division saw combat in the Sicilian Campaign and was then sent to England in preparation of invasion of France. I have standards here and would not put up anything that is not family friendly. 80-82 17th eng, I spent my whole 4 yrs in the 2AD went to ft hood, to garlstedt, straight from train to the field on reforger exercises. Armored "Hell on Wheels" Division. Replacements from the U.S. arrive. I think my brother was in the same unit. Hell on Wheels I remember the dam snow and the ox and class six in trailers. 2nd Armored in Europe. We were truly the baddest division in germany. ", "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulder of giants. I was a 12bravo with destablished company 17th engineers 86-89! I arrived there in December 1981 and left in March of 1983. In June 1951, … Maneuver training sometimes happened in areas occupied by German nationals, though the Army went out of its way to work as unobtrusively as possible. This was a very combat-ready unit that was used to working in extremely harsh weather and terrain environments and which was easily able to work with a wide array of NATO units. Nice read brother. You bet. The weather was harsh. ACTIVATION: August 24, 1943. 48th Armored Medical Battalion. BURT, James M. Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, Company B, 66th Armored Regiment, 2d Armored Division. So, I was assigned to the S-2 Section at 4-41, which was known as the "Fix Bayonets" battalion because it was the greeting between officers and enlisted men upon passing. A World War 2 Historical Site Feature "A Dutch Liberation Down South" written by Hans Heltzel The story of the civilians, soldiers of the 2 nd Armored Division, 30 th Infantry Division, 113 th Cavalry Group, XIX Corps, 275. I can’t remember what they were called. My 1st Duty station was with c Battery 1/14th F.A in 1981, and I loved it so much that when I was back in Ft.Sill, I reenlisted and actually came back to the exact same unit in 1984, it changed to the 4/3rd shortly after. of the images and information from the 12th Anniversary yearbook I was a member of delta company 17th engineer battalion from 86-89. DESIGNATION: French 2nd Armored Division. This is a smut- and bad language-free zone. Find 2nd Armored Division , military gifts and more at PriorService.com. Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - 1945..+ all fields of WWII - Page 145. Hester, Henry R. LTC, "Operations of the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, in the push from the Roer to the Rhine, 28 February-4 March 1945" (Rhineland Campaign) Hewette, James B. CPT, "Operations of Company K, and the 3rd Battalion, 184th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, on Okinawa, 1 April - 22 June 1945" (Ryukyu Campaign) PATTON'S TANK DIVISION Select a location Garlstedt Select a unit Cold War Units Map 2nd Armored Cav. respect. Fiction is the truth inside the lie. 2nd Armored Division (Forward) Strengthening NATO: Stationing of the 2nd Armored Division (Forward) in Northern Germany Hell On Wheels War Against the Axis (map) Historical record operations of US 2nd Armored Division Lt. Houcek. In 1978, the 2nd Armored Division's third brigade forward deployed to West Germany and was assigned to NATO's Northern Army Group. The site's management reserves the right to screen all messages for appropriateness through this venue. Yet after awhile it all calmed down and went back to normal. 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. The brigade received additional aviation, engineer, military intelligence, medical, and logistics support units and was re-designated 2nd Armored Division (Forward). maintenance Batt. It was so cold . I went on to a great career and retired in 2006, but have lots of memories of 2nd ad fwd, and times up there in cow country. Citation: Capt. "HOW" stood for "Hell on Wheels.". Don’t forget the Viking graves on the North side of post with each grave fenced in with 6 ft chain-link fencing. According to the fine folks at the HOW Academy, the 2nd Armored (Forward) came to Northern Germany in 1978, as a result of a decision by then-President Jimmy Carter to assist British operations in the NorthAG (Northern Army Group) of NATO. The mess tent was handing out Spam soup (it wasn’t bad at all) but before we could get back to our position it had solidified in to a cup of grease. lol. Welcome to the Facebook page of the "2nd Armored in Europe" living history association, keeping alive the WWII US 2nd Armored Division for over 20 years. REFORGER? *3/67 Armored Regiment 1950-1990. It was cold as crap there and going to Graf every year was a lot of fun, Was there from 1983 to 1985. Just asking I had a friend with the same name in the same unit stationed there till the early ninetees. M41 Walker Bulldog light tank. The 2nd Armored Division had originated with elements of the 2nd Free French Light Division, which had first been formed from Free French Forces operating in Chad. It really was a crazy amount of time in the boonies. Disco at Osterholz-Scharmbeck? Many great memories of Bremen at a club called Aladiin's, right next to the ST. Pauli girl brewery. He was a long-time 'Germany soldier' who had spent most of his years in uniform in the FRG. We where to block them in if possible, but under no circumstances where we to touch or otherwise harm them. COLD AS HELL!! !Dave Jobe. Was in the 2ND Armored Division Maintenance Batt. I was at the Unit 1982-84 and in the Artillery COHORT unit, I believe our armor COHORT brothers followed along our Artillery route from Basic, AIT then W. Germany. I went on google earth No one can capture the whole spirit of a unit with words, or pictures. Serving as the armored exploitation force for the U.S. XV Corps, the 2nd Division forced the Saverne Gap and thrust forward boldly, unbalancing German defenses in northern Alsace and liberating Strasbourg on 23 November 1944. I used to say that we weren't training in the field...we were just homeless. Great article I was with B 2/50 Infantry 80-82, We were there at the same period.i was senior medic working under major Dr John J Lammie as medical specialist assigned to 498th med co. and he was stationed in the very same unit, and all my old friends got to see my wife again with her new husband..crazy shit. Are they had was open barracks with the latrines in separate buildings which meant going out in the snow whenever you had to go. Spent sometime in Oldenburg as well. Oh yeah. I was a cav platoon leader with C Trp, 2/1 Cav and deployed from Ft. I was with Willie Johnson. Check. If you have any Battle Of Normandy Hell On Wheels Sherman Tank American Soldiers D Day North Africa Military History World War Two Wwii. (By late 1950 there were strong indications that the USSR might move against Western Europe. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on 15 July 1940. 2nd Armored Division Trains. All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. The artillery units motto was “Brass Balls”, one time as we left the post theater after a briefing by the post commander the Artillery guys where ahead of us (not in formation) they saw a group of female officers walking toward them. (Wouldn't have been a standout kinda guy, more of one that was in trouble more often than not). The locals were a mixed bag: Younger people seemed to enjoy the young, wild GIs from the Division (Forward) in the nearby towns --, As well as being among the first units to receive, At the time, the Division (Forward) was commanded by then-Brigadier General. It was originally commanded by Major General Charles L. Scott, with Colonel George S. Pattonin charge of training. When we arrived it wasn't finished yes and we had to stay in Hohenfels Training Area. Many memories. The Third Armored Division. In 1999, Old Ironsides was deployed again. I wad there from Nov.86 to Nov.88......2/66TH HHC. Infanteriedivision, a unit of 10. Stationed there 6/80-2/83 ... HHB 1/14 FA ... Was a forward observer and went to the field with 250 341 and 266... Lots of good memories. Headquarters “Combat Command A” (CCA), 2nd Armored Division June 1 to June 30, 1944 with companys o the 2nd Armored, 17th Armored Engineer … though back then that was no reason to go on Sick Call let alone go to the hospital. But not exactly sure. In short, garrison life was short-lived in the "Iron Deuce." We got a Burger King in 1986 I believe. Thought I'd smelled bad before.......Three cold was unbelievable for me being from the southwest. In Mannheim,Germany, from.May 1955 to July 1957. And, the British had operational control of the Division (Forward) in sector. July 1951 - 1957. I served with Co.A 124th Armored Ordnance Battalion . 3-41 left in May 1986 and 1–41 came. I remember when they put in the Burger King, and the Clothing sales was still,a little red building.BG gen streeter was the post commander. I learned some history from him about the unit. It was one of the first places where the Bradley Fighting Vehicles (M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, M3 Scout Vehicle) were introduced. This site is about News, History, Government, Science, Commentary, Culture, Music, Poetry and Literature. I was made a corporal in Germany, and after returning to Fort Hood, Texas, in 1988 with the unit, an exception was made and I was assigned as the S-2 intelligence sergeant. Almost got killed in of those during one of our many, many, field exercises to Hohenfels. This time 1st Armored Division was supporting Operations Allied Force and Joint Guardian. Met my now wife of 38 yrs at Pam pams n Hagen, she was 18 I was 20. her parents still own their farm in hahnenknoop. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator. Maybe squad. Thanks, Andreas from Muenster, now Florida. Only remember platoon Sgt Cortez. Bars in Bremerhaven? Also got promoted to sfc there was a good tour. I was in D co 17th Engineers from Nov 1985 to nov 1987, my first unit in the Army. (Wouldn't have been a standout kinda guy, more of one that was in trouble more often than not). Copenhagen rocked! In June 79 I became the aide de camp to the CG, BG James Armstrong. During their period of service in World War II, the 2nd Armored Division took 76,963 prisoners of war, liberated tens of thousands of Allied POWs, and destroyed or captured thousands of enemy tanks, including Panzers and Tigers. Couldn't find My unit 250 my unit 250 m inf, C Co. 2/50 Mech Inf from 78-80. The 3AD was activated in April 1941 and began its training at Camp Polk, Lousiana. Don Estes I was in C trp 2/1 Cav. My CO was Samuel Bullware and an awful Commander. Vehicles from 2nd armored division in 2nd armored division Krefeld Germany 8th March 1945. Lived in the village Stotel with our daughter. The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort Benning, Georgia on Jul 15, 1940, by reorganizing and redesignating the Provisional Tank Brigade composed of the 66th Infantry Regiment (Light Tanks), the 67th Infantry Regiment (Medium Tanks), and the 68th Infantry Regiment … That’s when I arrived. Commanding General. I drove past him and yelled out Roark get back here. No profanity, vulgar language, personal attacks, libel or defamation, nudity of any kind or sexual imagery is permitted on this site. I also remember being issued the then new Humvees. The 2nd Armored Division, located at Fort Hood, Texas, was alerted for movement to Europe as part of the Troop Augmentation program. But the barracks were great! I was in HHC 498th Spt Bn worked in Tech Supply i the warehouse for a little while, the Property Book Office. After advancing to attack the Iraqi’s western flank, 2nd Brigade received artillery fire from Iraq’s Madina Division and counter attacked. Very cold but a wonderful post to be stationed at. 2nd Ordnance Maintenance Battalion. If anyone wants to argue about it, I will attest to it. As part of its efforts to revive the French military following the disaster of 1940, the United States equipped 19 French air squadrons and carried out … rotated back to Fort Hood, in 1988, its final pass in review at LDCK was taken by a British two star and his wife. It was the finest unit I ever served in, though, and there were many fine units I was assigned to during my tenure in the Army. In short, it's a beast. May 20, 2020 - 2nd Armored Division, Morocco, Sicily, Normandy, Ardennes, Germany, World War II, WWII,WW2, Second World War. Stuck in time or walking down Memory Lane: TJK Sta... "The Quaker Potters of North Carolina" by Hal Pugh, The Impressionist Revolution short documentary. Clay Kaserne was not finished when i arrived Jan 79, the PX & Class 6 were in a trailer. The, "Dug-Man" was there in 87', I was also stationed their from 83 to 86. Forces operating in the Federal Republic of Germany. is a World War II tank division which saw combat from June 1944 to September 1945. The 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) was an armored division of the United States Army.Fury is part of the 2nd. He was trav... ‘One of the Most Compassionate Things We Can Do’: ... On the benefits of growing old gracefully. The 2nd Armored Division.I have some great memories of my time there. Mark I was working as the senior medic at troop medical at the time.specialist Soares 498 med. Fury was part of the 2nd Armored Division. Coleman Kaserne Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. M4 75mm Sherman tanks of 2nd Armored Division, Krefeld Germany, 3 March 1945. SSG, Sanchez i was an instructor at the HOW academy with SSG Cherry and 1SGT Hill in charge. I was later transferred to Washington State National Guard. 3rd Armored Division. *B/67, 2nd Bn.., Armored Regiment 1991. will be posted in the next few days, Click here to open 'USArmyGermany' frameset, 2nd What a great time last week at the 17th annual 3AD Veterans Association Reunion and new 3AD monument dedication at Fort Benning (Columbus), Georgia ( the new home of the Armor branch and School since leaving Ft. Knox, KY in 2010). 8th Infantry Division. But we did drive to Frankfort once just for Pizza Hut pizza...lol The Autobahn was amazing to drive, Good memories for sure.."STRAIGHT AND STALWART", Really nice to see many memories3/41 1980-82. Many heroes were born during this war, yes 100 hours only but In May 1951, the 2nd Armored Division was again sent to Europe with the then Combat Command stationed at Baumholder, Germany. I was in 4/3 from 1987-1991 in Service battery as motor sargeant for Charlie battery then in desert storm hq battery motor sargeant. Division (Forward) soldiers were very used to operating in extreme cold environments and cold-weather safety was second nature to everyone. His name is Michael Burk. That first winter was nuts. Call sign: Psycho.That was also his name among the troops, He was extremely into bayonet training and running. I will never forget the experiences and friends I made at LDCK 2nd AD(FWD) !!! They spontaneously spread out even further so as to force the officers to return numerous salutes, all the while shouting “Brass Balls Ma am’”, this continued until they wised up and took a detour. I spent lots of time in Bremahaven but I went to Frankfurt and Munich. Great description. On 17 June 1963, the 2nd Brigade was activated in Kitzingen, Germany, as a senior headquarters to one armor battalion and two mechanized infantry battalions. I was in HQ platoon. Some of my best times were spent in Bremen and bremerhaven amongst the locals. My friends, Tim Hamilton, Kelly Fisher and all the rest good luck in life. Elbe Operation with 2d Armored Division and 83d Infantry Division. 1st Armored Division. Do anyone remember/know him? M41 Walker Bulldog light tank. What a mess. I was with A 3/41 inf (mech) 2ad fwd when it was first built. I went to Denmark twice with them. Business was business. The 2 nd Armored Division was the first to reach the Elbe River in mid-April 1945, which is where the Fury story begins. Hood to Garlstedt in Jan 1979 for the initial stationing. I was there from 85 to 88, 11C with Fix Bayonets. Looking for more information from military/civilian While stationed in Germany in 1952 with the 7th Army, the 2nd Armored Division was based at Stutttgart-Vaihingen under the command of General Williston Palmer . I loved it there. 11th Armored Cav. Bg Thomas Tait..great Brigade/Div Forward Commander. Grafenwoehr? It was not to be. In fact, the Army back then had its flaws -- common sense sometimes lacking being one of them. Combat engineer that hated Graf and hohenfels,spent 2 weeks in OKs bold Denmark in 87. Jeeps and soldiers. We stayed there at least 3 months but it ma have been more. Regt 1st Inf Div (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division 8th Infantry Division 1st Armor Division 2nd Ar Div. I was stationed LDK from 1983 to 1986 loved it best time of my life I was in a cohort unit from ft Carson coladodo 11b 4-41 Inf really miss Germany at times ty for the memories. Was there from 1983 to 1985. The car was hot. The 2 nd Armored Division was the first to reach the Elbe River in mid-April 1945, which is where the Fury story begins. I arrived to Lucius D. Clay Kaserne in early December, 1986 from the 21st Replacement Detachment, in Frankfurt. Eventually I was treated for pneumonia, though it was only when it nearly became very bad. In addition, this site takes no partisan stand on any political issue. I caught pneumonia almost immediately at LDCK. Setting on the beach waiting to fire was perhaps the coldest I have ever been. Again thanks for bringing this all back.ClintIRON KNIGHTS. Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. Infanteriedivision, 49. Where soldiers from Southern Germany used to receive cold weather training in Northern Germany every year, the Division (Forward) (which was the northern most home of American maneuver forces in Europe) annually received its cold weather training in Boris and Oksbol, Denmark. Best 2 yrs of my life, no complaints. The clubs in osterholz scharmbeck from what I remember we're vampys and stagges hotel and several other gastettes. The division first saw combat in Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. It replaced the old Infantry regiments and Armor combat commands with three combat Brigades. Great times go back often. Anti-aircraft artillery – 195th AAA AW Battalion (SP), from June 11th, 1944 to May 9th, 1945: lieutenant-colonel Lawrence A. Delvin 1st Infantry Division (Forward) 2nd Armored Division (Forward) 3rd Infantry Division. The Division had 10 Brigades at one time in the early '90s, one of which was 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Thankful I never had to go out in the original Gamagoat. I was part of the Cohart Armor unit that arrived in winter. I was transferred from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and there had been winter there -- but nothing like what I had experienced in Frankfurt, and certainly nothing like what I came to find at LDCK, in Garlstedt. I was lucky enough to drive a GAMAGOAT. Very good times. They live inside us and, sometimes, they win. I was stationed at Luscious D Clay kaserne from 1979 t0 1981. I was in 11th Signal Corp and husband in 17th Eng. The 2nd Brigade, alongside 3rd Armored Division, engaged and destroyed remnants of Iraq’s Tawalzalaa, and Adnan Divisions east of Al Busayyah. LDCK was a small kaserne with its own LTA (Limited Training Area). I was stationed therefrom 80-82 498th support Battalion. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. I was the PSNCO for the 2/50 Infantry. As for loading a train, that is when you learned to trust the ground guide, because you could not see the rail car, all you could see was the long drop to the ground. SFC Fisher was an infantry soldier, and was given the position of S-2 NCOIC. It was definitely a great learning experience. Lockheed built 47 AC130s wi... Everything is so uptight these days. Place and date: Near Wurselen, Germany, 13 October 1944. LTC Leonard B. Scott By JIM PURCELL When LTC Leonard B. Scott strode out to the microphone, he looked less like a veteran Army officer... By JIM PURCELL Like a lot of soldiers from the 1990s and before, part of our everyday lives in uniform included polishing boots and pr... BG Billy Mitchell, father of The Airborne By JIM PURCELL The history of United States Airborne Forces did not begin on the training fi... Leigh Ann Hester Was First Woman To Win Silver Star Since WWII By JIM PURCELL Leigh Ann Hester was born on Jan. 12, 1982 in Bowli... By JIM PURCELL Actor Jimmy Stewart (1908-1997) is perhaps best-remembered by movie fans for the 1946 Christmas blockbuster classic  “... By JIM PURCELL Former Intel Analyst,  4th Bn, 41st Infantry Regiment  "Fix Bayonets" Battalion 2nd Armored Division (Forwar... By JIM PURCELL After World War II, into the 1950s, the United States armed forces was on a search to replace a slew of rifles and weap... By JIM PURCRELL My father, then-Corporal James J. Purcell, Sr., was part of the invading force on June 6, 1944, when the Allies under ... By JIM PURCELL The Meal-Ready-To-Eat (MRE) was under development beginning in 1963, by the Department of Defense. FLASH FICTION FANTASY CAMPAIGNS: France and Germany. M26 (T26E3) - 2nd Armored Division/ Germany 1945 kovový model s plastovými díly v měřítku 1/43 German-American relations were a big thing then as Americans had never been stationed in Northern Germany before. May 30, 2012 - Explore Angie Finnerty's board "WWII - 2nd Armored Division", followed by 130 people on Pinterest. And when in convoy we saw a sea of one finger salutes. I'm looking for anyone that remembers him from then, as I have some info I'm looking for while he was there. While there my job was to meet the replacement train from Frankfurt very very early in the morning and bring the newbys to their new assignments. Still, if given the choice, 4-41 Infantry and the Division (Forward) would have been and still is my first choice to have served in would the balloon have gone up for the Third World War in Europe during the 1980s. See more ideas about wwii, world war, world war ii. There were times when armored vehicles convoyed on busy public highways or thoroughfares. It was located in 'cow country' in Northern Germany. We got to go to the original LEGOLAND and tour Nazi bunkers on the coast. Winters were harsh, our Battery Commander was relieved because 30 of us caught frost nip and had p-3 profiles for 2 months. Ron Robishaw, we were in the same platoon. One, the 2nd Armored Division, or 2ème Division Blindée, was raised in North Africa on August 24, 1943, as part of the reorganization of the French Army of Africa. 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