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September 30, 1943 – Thursday

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We left for a new area this morning our infantry is pushing ahead steady so we more just about everyday. We traveled about 32km. We pulled into an area at the foot of high mountain. The fog was so heavy … Continue reading

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September 29, 1943 – Wednesday

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Rain it did to, all night long and how it did flow. Trees were blew down all around us. My tent pegs puled out and my tent came down. I pulled it up by hand till it stopped raining and … Continue reading

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September 28, 1943 – Tuesday

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The sun was out today and halfway dried up. We are to leave today to a new bivouac area. Tanks have been going by all day long. There is a plane out a head so they expect a tank battle. … Continue reading

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September 27, 1943 – Monday

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Boy did it rain last night. I have been in a lot of hard rain but nothing like this. It rained all night long and up until noon today. Tents were washed away and just about everyone’s sleeping bag was … Continue reading

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September 26, 1943 – Sunday

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The company moved out today and left us behind. We are to stay until they come back for us. Played a little cards that’s about all. It’s been a cloudy and rained a little all day. The rainy season will … Continue reading

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September 25, 1943 – Saturday

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We not only have to worry about enemy artillery but are own artillery are having their shells timed wrong and they are breaking just over our heads. One hunk of shrapnel hit about 10 feet from me. You could hear … Continue reading

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September 24, 1943 – Friday

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We were strafed this morning by six Jerry planes. I made a dive behind a bank of dirt. I could see the tracers firing from their guns. Watched a dog fight. Also heard that two of the planes that strafed … Continue reading

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September 23, 1943 – Thursday

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We are going to move this morning. We are bivouac just out side of Acerno. As usual the artillery is shelling over the top of us. One place we found here was where a German got hit by a 155mm, … Continue reading

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September 22, 1943 – Wednesday

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The platoons are working out now. Maybe I’ll go up with one of them. We had some work to do so I didn’t go. The artillery has been shelling behind us all day. Some shrapnel hit in the area. The … Continue reading

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September 21, 1943 – Tuesday

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We left the first thing this morning to a new bivouac. We had just pulled in when over came the Jerries and bombed the road.  We stayed hear till after dinner.  We then moved up to the front. Everyone respects … Continue reading

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