Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (1918- ) USA WW II. In uniform five years serving in the European Theater and earned a Purple Heart at Huertgen Forest where he was wounded in the left thigh by a shall fragment while leading an infantry platoon during an attack on Germany’s Siegfried Line. Best remembered for his role as Inspector Lewis Erskine in the TV series “The F.B.I.” (1965-74).

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (1918- ) USA WW II. In uniform five years serving in the European Theater and earned a Purple Heart at Huertgen Forest where he was wounded in the left thigh by a shall fragment while leading an infantry platoon during an attack on Germany’s Siegfried Line. Best remembered for his role as Inspector Lewis Erskine in the TV series “The F.B.I.” (1965-74).

Dead of British VII Corps, Breaching the Siegfried Line. September 1944.

Dead of British VII Corps, Breaching the Siegfried Line. September 1944.

United States Army troops passing through dragon’s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

United States Army troops passing through dragon’s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

Men of the American 7th Army pour through a breach in the Siegfried Line defenses, on their way to Karlsruhe, Germany on March 27, 1945.

Men of the American 7th Army pour through a breach in the Siegfried Line defenses, on their way to Karlsruhe, Germany on March 27, 1945.

US troops riding on the back of M4A2 Sherman tank and on foot cross the Siegfried Line into "old" Germany as the Anglo-American all-front attack in 1944 develops.

US troops riding on the back of M4A2 Sherman tank and on foot cross the Siegfried Line into "old" Germany as the Anglo-American all-front attack in 1944 develops.

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

US XIX Corps, Across the Siegfried Line, October 1944 | EUCMH

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