Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oct 31, 1942 – Saturday

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The sun is shinning bright and the ocean is calm but the waves are big and rolling.  They put out the mine sweepers out today and are expecting danger.  We had to carry rations all over ship today.  Boy was … Continue reading

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Oct. 30, 1942 – Friday

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Two ships have fallen out of the convoy.  One was the aircraft carrier transport and the other was a ship full of nurses.  They must of had engine trouble so they will catch up soon.  The meals are getting worse … Continue reading

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Oct 29, 1942 – Thursday

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Well it wasn’t much of a storm and the sun is shinning bright this morning.  The convoy is up to 106 ships now and is suppose to be over 200 when we get there.  Just as far as you can … Continue reading

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Oct 28, 1942 – Wednesday

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Nothing new so far today.  The sea is a little rough and the sun has been shinning all day.  About 1:30pm 4 Air Craft Carriers, 2 Cruisers and some destroyers joined the convoy.  One of the carriers was the Ranger.  … Continue reading

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Oct 27, 1942 – Tuesday

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Last night the destroyers that are guarding us dropped a few depth charges but the enemy was not hurt.  A battle ship had joined the convoy during the night.  A small storm came up but didn’t last long.  In the … Continue reading

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Oct 26, 1942 – Monday

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We are to find out where we are going to night.  We had to carry some secrete maps up today.  While we were carrying the maps up, one fell open and we saw the name of Morocco.  Monday night our … Continue reading

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Oct 25, 1942 – Sunday

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Today is Sunday.  There are about 45 ships in the convoy now.  At 9:30 I am going to mass.  There’s not much doing to day.  the ships all remained the same.  It is very hot and windy.

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Oct 24, 1942 – Saturday

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During the night we moved out in to the bay.  At 10:30 we set sail for where I don’t know.  There are only 15 ships in the convoy but will soon be getting larger.  By 2:30pm we had picked up … Continue reading

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UG Convoys

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The 3rd Division was part of a convoy of over 100 ships, 35,000 troops that were transported directly from the U.S. in the first of a new series of UG convoys.  These east-bound trans-Atlantic convoys from the United States to … Continue reading

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Oct 23, 1942 – Friday

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4:30am We wandered all over the ship trying to find a place to sleep.  Everything was full so we just plopped down on deck.  Swanson and I went to get 11 boxes of candy for the fellows.  That was my … Continue reading

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