Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 23, 1944 – Wednesday

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We moved the first thing this morning. We were to go pick up some pull type trailers and on the way we stopped to get some beer. The town was off limits so the M.P.’s picked us up and took … Continue reading

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August 22, 1944 – Tuesday

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We layed around all day. In the afternoon we went on a recon. Got some eggs and wine and a glass of fresh milk. First milk I have had since I have been over seas. Went back at night and … Continue reading

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August 21, 1944 – Monday

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We moved about 20 more miles today. Boy, do I like this moving.. The people wave and seem so glad to have you here. I drove on old Germany truck that we had picked up. We pulled into an area … Continue reading

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August 20, 1944 – Sunday

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We moved about 20 miles this morning and the infantry is still way out ahead. The last report we had, they were about 20 miles ahead of us. We had to practice putting up a Brockway Bridge so we will … Continue reading

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August 19, 1944 – Saturday

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We left the first thing this morning to find the company. We had to travel about 50 miles. Arrived at the company about 2 pm. The infantry is still moving ahead, so that means we will move in the morning.

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Letter Home – August 18, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad Well here I am in France. Maybe we can get moving and get this war over with. You probably know more what’s going on by reading the paper then I can tell you. So far this … Continue reading

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August 18, 1944 – Friday

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The first platoon went out to work today. The French are taking over this section so the company is moving out. We are short of trucks so we are staying behind. Breunig and Slattum came in from the boats so … Continue reading

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August 17, 1944 – Thursday

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We are to leave today to another area about 10 miles down the coast. The Artillery is firing about 100 yards across the road from us. We went down to a house that was close by and got some eggs … Continue reading

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August 16, 1944 – Wednesday

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We moved the first thing this morning. Just before we left I went into a house and looked around. The house was all full of English books, so I took a few of them. We rode about 12 miles up … Continue reading

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August 15, 1944 – Tuesday

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Couldn’t sleep all night; guess I was nervous. We were up at 4:00 am as the assault infantry is getting ready to go ashore. The Navy is firing in the mainland now. We ate breakfast then came up to watch … Continue reading

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