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Oct 31, 1943 – Sunday

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We are moving today right after dinner.  I tried to write some letters but no success.  We moved about three miles and that was all.  Towslee and I played chess.  The Jerries are shelling up in the mountains.  Things are … Continue reading

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Oct 30, 1943 – Saturday

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Not much happened today.  Jerry planes were over but didn’t come within shooting distance of us.  Our planes played hell with them though all day.  Dive bombing ans Strafing.  Did our usual jobs and that was about all.  Towslee and … Continue reading

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Oct 29, 1943 – Friday

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Well I suppose we will move for sure today.  We moved about 6 miles today.  I found out today that during yesterday’s raid a bullet went through our tent, through my sleeping bag, my gun holster, my bunk on through … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 28, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad, I know you have been sweating out a letter from me but mail all from here is very slow, so you will have to except it. I am fine but the damned old rains have set … Continue reading

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October 28, 1943 – Thursday

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It started raining yesterday afternoon and it has rained all day today.  Mud is knee deep and everyone seems to have a cold.  Boy but this kind of living is miserable.  I mailed my package home today and also wrote … Continue reading

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Oct 27, 1943 – Wednesday

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We may move today.  We got our truck back from the ordnance.  We loaded it up and the sat around.  We lost two men today, Hitchcock and Peacock.  Both hit by the same 88 mm.  Peacock had his arm blown … Continue reading

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Oct 26, 1943 – Tuesday

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We are bivouac just outside of Dragoni. Didn’t get shelled last night and our artillery is really laying down a barrage. The air corp is sending six planes over every 5 minutes to bomb and strafed everything that moves. What … Continue reading

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Oct 25, 1943 – Monday

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God O’mighty were we shelled again last night. That tank slipped back in again and seemed to be right in our backyard. We would hear the report of gun and then would hit the ground because baby she was a … Continue reading

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Oct 24, 1943 – Sunday

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Boy what a night. Some tanks slipped down into the valley and shelled us. It got us up out of bed. All of the fellows went down in the ditch behind our tent and I went down to talk to … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 23, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad, I just received about 12 letters from you all from them month of September. Mail is very slow here I guess because we are so unsettled. It’s a shame to disappoint you and not be home … Continue reading

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