These Linkup maps were
furnished by Jim Straight, PhD, PE, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos,
New Mexico. Jim's father was a WWII Company Commander, 654th Engineering
Topographical Battalion. His
Company was called on to produce a pair of different maps for the Linkup
ceremony. The maps were very fancy
with gold leaf on the borders. Just
before the ceremony, it was discovered the Russian General's name was
misspelled. The error was quickly
corrected but there was not enough gold leaf for his name on all of the maps.
Only a few were fully corrected. Jim's
father kept the prototype (no gold leaf).
Linkup 1st Army Map