Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 20, 1943 – Monday

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We sighted land about day break. We prepared to land about 10:30 AM the supply got off the boat at 11:00 AM. We moved up to our bivouac at 12:30 PM. We saw a lot of German tanks that were … Continue reading

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September 19, 1943 – Sunday

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Here it is Sunday morning and were still here.  We left for Salerno, Italy at 1:00 PM. The sea is calm and there are about 35 boats with us.  We also have some Italian boats as escorts.  The trip is … Continue reading

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September 18, 1943 – Saturday

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We were woken up at 10:30 P.M. last night and went down to load on. I got aboard about 1:00 A.M. we spent the rest of the day in the chamber. This is a British ship taking us over and … Continue reading

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September 17, 1943 – Friday

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Well there’s not much to do today. We packed up everything and now we are laying around waiting to move. I suppose we will go help the 5th Army out at Salerno. Just call the 3rd division and everyone starts … Continue reading

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September 16, 1943 – Thursday

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I was up most of the night getting in supplies and spent all day issuing them out. We worked hard all day and when night time came I was pretty tired. Giese, Towslee, and I went over to see a … Continue reading

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September 15, 1943 – Wednesday

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We laid around all morning until dinner time. We left 1:00 P.M. for Palermo to the staging area. We arrived at about 6:30. We were tired so I went to bed early.

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September 14, 1943 – Tuesday

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I am going in town on pass.  Breunig and I was sick all night last night and feel pretty tough today. Maybe I’ll better later on. We had just arrived upon top of the hill when Sgt. Levesque came up … Continue reading

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September 13, 1943 – Monday

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Joe and I worked hard on the issuing of the clothes this morning. In the afternoon Al Jolson put on a show for us. He was really good. After the show we had to take a shortage on the company … Continue reading

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Letter Home – September 12, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad, It kind surprised me that we didn’t make the invasion of Italy but I guess they thought we needed a break. So Snook is at Kiska is he? Boy I wouldn’t trade places with him for … Continue reading

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September 12, 1943 – Sunday

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We received some more clothes today and I worked on them all day long.   Joe Watters helped and being as Wellman is going to town tomorrow he will help me all day again.  We played cards again as there … Continue reading

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