- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A German city is naming a street after an American soldier from western New York whose death during World War II was captured by famed combat photographer Robert Capra.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (https://on.rocne.ws/1KgKBC1 ) that officials in Leipzig voted earlier this month to name a street after Pfc. Raymond J. Bowman.

The 21-year-old from Rochester 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 resulting photo spread was published in May 1945.

The street being named after Bowman runs in front of the building where he died. The building, known as the Capra House, has been saved from demolition.


Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, https://www.democratandchronicle.com



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