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Mittelbau Dora Concentration Camp
In memory of the liberator who found the prisoners of Mittelbau Dora Concentration Camp and called the troops to Nordhausen timberwolf415b009.jpg
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This web site is in honor of John M. Galione, his comrades of the 104th "Timberwolf" Army Infantry Division, and the victims of Mittelbau Dora and Nordhausen Concentration Camps.

On April 10, 1945, after walking over a hundred miles to search for the prisoners of labor camps, an exhausted Private Galione found a secret tunnel, a train car filled with corpses, a German guard shooting at him, and prisoners praying for rescue behind a locked gate.

In April of 1945, the military objective was not to search for camps, but to eliminate enemy opposition in order to get to Hitler. But, when Private Galione found Camp Dora and the Pentagon learned that the Germans were making the world's first ballistic missiles in a concentration camp, the military objective changed to a diligent search for camps and weapons and the American confiscation of the ballistic missile was ordered.

Private Galione's discovery saved the prisoners of Dora-Nordhausen and related camps, and changed the future of the United States and the world.
Viola and John Galione
December, 1945
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This site was last updated March 2007 and is maintained by the daughter of John M. Galione of the 104th Timberwolf Army Infantry Division, 415/B, Third platoon.
Copyright 2000 Mary Galione-Nahas.
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