German City Names Street for NY Soldier Killed in WWII


A German city is naming a street after a U.S. soldier from Rochester whose death during World War II was captured by famed combat photographer Robert Capra.

Officials in Leipzig voted earlier this month to name a street after Pfc. Raymond J. Bowman, 21, who was manning a machine gun on the second-floor balcony of an apartment building when he was killed by a sniper on April 18, 1945.

Capra was photographing the action for Life magazine and captured the soldier’s death on film. The street being named after Bowman runs in front of the building where he died.

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