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Lt. Col. G. E. Goodwin was part of the G-5 section of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Team (SHAEF).  SHAEF was established on February 13, 1944, as an integrated U.S.-British organization to carry out the invasion of Europe.  The G-5 section handled civilian affairs.  SHAEF was formally dissolved in July 1945.

The majority of Lt. Col. Goodwin's  photographs cover Great Britain, France, and Germany.   The bulk of his British photographs are of tourist attractions such as Piccadilly Circus and Big Ben, with only a few showing bombed buildings.  His photographs on the European continent focus on the destruction caused by the war.  Only 44 of Lt. Col. Goodwin's 369 photographs are featured here.  (see Finding Aides)


Lt. Col. G.E. Goodwin
Oct. 1943

Lt. Goodwin, Maj. Braaten, and Maj. Greene in London
1 Jan. 1944

Piccadilly Circus, London
Jan. 1944

Lt. Col. Goodwin and Lt. Col. Glaser at G-5 sec. office, Princess Gardens
Feb. 1944

Clock House and Heathfield House, Wimbledon after bombing
Feb. 1944

Bomb crater Kensington Gardens, London
Feb. 1944

G-5 section HQ, Third Army, Hermitage, England
June 1944

Lt. Col. Goodwin and Lt. Col. Patton, Hermitage, England
June 1944

Seaplane base in the vicinity of Southampton, England
6 Jul. 1944

Another ship in the convoy crossing the English Channel
6 Jul. 1944

Off Utah Beach
7 Jul. 1944

Omaha Beach
Jul. 1944

Omaha Beach
Jul. 1944

La Haye du Puits, France
Jul. 1944

Minesweeping at La Haye
Jul. 1944

Entering Cherbourg, France from SW
Jul. 1944

Valognes, France
Jul. 1944

G-5 HQ, Third Army at Nehou, France
Jul. 1944

Steve and war correspondent at Nehou
Jul. 1944

Lessay, France
Jul. 1944

Periers, France
Jul. 1944

Le Mans, France, camouflaged German aircraft plant
Aug. 1944

Arch du Triumphe, unknown soldiers grave, Paris, France
Sept. 1944

G-5 operations map
Sept. 1944

Chaumont, France where a crowd  gathered for formal meeting of Fre. 2nd Armed Div, U.S. 3rd Army, Fre. 1st Armed Div., and U.S. 7th Army
Sept. 1944

P-47 fighter at on air strip in Etain, France
5 Oct. 1944

Nancy, France
Iglo, Dutton, Sewell, Booth, Brewer, Bently, Dalferes, Patton, Perrera, Williams
Dec. 1944

Col. Dalferes inspecting G-5 motor pool in Nancy, France
Dec. 1944

Convoy halt between Liege, Belgium and Aachen, Germany
20 Apr. 1945

Aachen, Germany
20 Apr. 1945

POW enclosure near Remagen, Germany
Apr. 1945

Koblenz, Germany
Apr. 1945

Gen. Hodges bridge over the Rhein at Bad Godesberg, Germany
May 1945

German bomber at Munchen-Gladback airfield
28 May 1945

P-38 and P-51 at Munchen-Gladback airfield
28 May 1945

Furth, Germany
30 June 1945

Grandstand at Nurnberg, Germany
June 1945

Autobahn bridge north of Munchen, Germany
June 1945

SS barracks near Hitler's Berchtesgaden house
1 Jul. 1945

Hitler's house in Berchtesgaden, Germany
1 Jul. 1945

Frankfurt, Germany
3 Jul. 1945

Airfield at Casablanca
28 Jul. 1945

Lt. Col. Goodwin flew from Marseilles, France to Casablanca in this B-17
28 Jul. 1945


Lt. Col. Goodwin flew from Angour, Morocco to Presque Isle, Maine in C-54 on the right
29 Jul. 1945

All images are provided for the personal use of patrons and researchers and may not be incorporated into publications, websites, or exhibits without written permission of the Indiana State Library or other appropriate copyright holder. Text for the images comes from the verso of Lt. Col. Goodwin's photographs.  The Lt. Col. G. E. Goodwin Collection is available in the Manuscript Section of the Indiana State Library.