Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 31, 1944 – Monday

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Had another big bombing raid last night. We could see the planes release the rocket bombs right above us. We worked around the supply rooms and then every one got ready to move out as Infantry. We left our area … Continue reading

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January 30, 1944 – Sunday

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Jerry was over last night to bomb. They have a new bomb now. A rocket bomb. We could watch them fire it from the planes. He came back over again about 12:30am and I’m telling you my nerves are just … Continue reading

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January 29, 1944 – Saturday

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Funny thing Jerry didn’t even come over last night. He must be slipping. He shelled most of the night though but only a few came close to us. We are moving right after dinner. It’s too quiet here ha, ha. … Continue reading

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January 28, 1944 – Friday

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Boy they had a big raid last night and I just shook in my sleeping bag. You can hear the plane so plain and hear them go into a dive to drop their bomb. We have really seen some air … Continue reading

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January 27 1944 -Thursday

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My God! My God! This morning was worse than last night. It started at 5 am. I got up and went toward the beach. Three bombs hit and knocked me down. I got up and ran back to the barracks … Continue reading

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January 26, 1944 – Wednesday

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It is raining and the weather is bad so Jerry didn’t come over last night. He shelled us most of the night but none came too close. As the weather cleared up this morning over he came, one kid got … Continue reading

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On January 14, published text of the Letter Home was incorrect.  It has been fixed and you can now read the correct Letter Home – January 14, 1944

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January 25, 1944 – Tuesday

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Boy oh boy what a night. I’m telling you I was so scared that I shook like a leaf. I prayed just as hard as I could pray. Some bombs jarred the plaster out of the walls and I was … Continue reading

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January 24, 1944 – Monday

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I was sick all day to day. I haven’t had over three hours sleep in the last two nights and with this head cold I have it got me down. I had fever so I went to bed. It did … Continue reading

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January 23, 1944 – Sunday

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We move the first thing this morning and it was a good thing as our area was bombed and strafed. We moved down to the water front in some old station barracks. I don’t like it at all. I would … Continue reading

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