The Box Score

Pictorial map celebrating the accomplishments of the Seventh Armored Division during World War II.

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Description

The ‘Lucky Seventh’ was an armored division under the command of Major General Robert W. Hasbrouck that saw significant action along the western front of the European Theater during World War II. This map was issued to members of the unit shortly after V-E Day to commemorate their achievements during the war.

Starting with landings on Utah and Omaha Beach (lower left), the unit advanced through France, Belgium, and Holland before crossing the Rhine into Germany. Small illustrations highlight notable moments throughout the campaign, such as V-2 rockets over London, cycling in the French countryside, and the Battle of the Bulge (represented with Hitler’s crushed advance). ‘The Box Score’ provides a quantifiable summary of the division’s accomplishments; including enemies defeated, awards, and notable dates.

The image was drawn by Tech 4 Martin Lerman and printed by Gebauer-Schwetschke Buchdruckerie in Germany. This particular example was owned by a member in Troop A of the 87th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, who made several manuscript updates throughout the image, notably in the upper right and lower left.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1945

Author: Martin Lerman

Sheet Width (in): 33.75

Sheet Height (in): 23.75

Condition: B

Condition Description: Creasing and wear along originally issued fold lines, with about 7" of separation on the center left repaired on the verso with archival tape. Small pinholes at the fold indiscretions and a bit of light offsetting along the horizontal fold line (see near Holland).

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