Henry Compton ©Stars and StripesFrankfurt, Germany, October, 1948: Army Sgt. Roscoe Housh, with son Saulius, and Mrs. Housh, a war bride from Lithuania with infant daughter Andrille, prepare to leave the Rhein-Main airport on a flight to the U.S. Between 50 and 75 war brides — some with their families, others unaccompanied — were leaving from Rhein-Main for the States each week in advance of a December 27 deadline, after which immigration would become much more difficult.

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