Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nov 30, 1942 – Monday

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Well we had been here in Africa 3 weeks ago today. It was a beautiful day today. The sun has been shinning all day and it was war all day. We worked all day as usual, as one day is … Continue reading

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Nov 29, 1942 – Sunday

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We got to sleep till about 8:30am this morning and after breakfast we went into Fedala to mass. The church we were in had the back end of it blown out and all that was left was the altar. It … Continue reading

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Nov 28, 1942 – Saturday

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It is still raining a little now and then. We had a equipment inspection today to get us ready for the move to Rabat. If the rain still keeps up it will keep us in our tents today. Most of … Continue reading

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Nov 27, 1942 – Friday

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It started raining during the night and is still raining today.  In fact it kept us in our tents most of the day so we played a little cards to pass the time away.  We sat around the fire of … Continue reading

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Nov 26, 1942 – Thursday

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Today is Thanksgiving but the only thing we have to be thankful for is that we’re still alive.  We thought we would get a lot to eat today but the breakfast was smaller than most of the other breakfasts. The … Continue reading

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Letter Home, November 26, 1942 – Thanksgiving

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Thursday Nov 26, 1942 Dear Mother & Dad It is Thanksgiving day but no turkey. We had a pretty good meal though. I would have loved to have been home to one of those big turkey dinners. I will be … Continue reading

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Division Command Post moves

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The Division Command Post was moved from Casablanca to the Casino in Fedala, a large, drafty wooden structure whose western windows overlooked the beaches on which the original landings had been made.  The nearby Miramar Hotel, from which the German … Continue reading

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Nov 25, 1942 – Wednesday

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Well I didn’t go to bed right away last night, instead we made a little coffee over our fire before going to bed.  this morning we fixed a tripod over our fire.  we are getting things fixed up pretty good … Continue reading

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Nov 24, 1942 – Tuesday

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We were up bright and early in fact very early as we were moving today to a new place.  We worked around all morning until about noon before they came back after us to move our things.  I hope we … Continue reading

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Nov 23, 1942 – Monday

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Today was just about the same as every other day since I have been here.  We cleaned up the supply room in the morning and in the afternoon I went swimming for awhile.  When I got back i ate chow, … Continue reading

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