Monthly Archives: August 2014

Operation Dragoon, Invasion of Southern France

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponOperation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France on 15 August 1944, during World War II. The invasion was initiated via a parachute drop by the 1st Airborne Task Force, followed by an amphibious assault by elements of the … Continue reading

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August 14, 1944 – Monday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponIt sure doesn’t seem like we are going to make a landing tomorrow. We played cards all day and I won back a little of what I lost yesterday. Well, tomorrow is the day.

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August 13, 1944 – Sunday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe found out where we are going this morning – Southern France. We looked at the maps and studied the terrain that we are to land on. There are plenty of pillboxes and mines. Went to mass and played cards … Continue reading

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Letter Home – August 12, 1944

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponDear Mother & Dad The weather has taken a change for the better today. It’s really swell out. It has been cool and windy as could be. It has a train for some time now and the dust is terrible. … Continue reading

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August 12, 1944 – Saturday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe are to get underway today and I’m glad. This laying around makes it miserable. We played cards all day and now I’m $85.00 ahead. We pulled out about 5:00 pm. Winston Churchill was riding up and down the convoy … Continue reading

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August 11, 1944 – Friday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe went to shore this morning in landing boats to go on a hike. We hiked for a couple of hours. Came back by a fruit stand and we all bought watermelons and peaches. We are not fed so good … Continue reading

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August 10, 1944 – Thursday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponAbout the same as yesterday, except that I am about $60.00 ahead in a $.25 poker game. We have been playing cards all day long.

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August 9, 1944 – Wednesday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe all sleep on top deck and I had a good nights rest. Found me a cot and set it up. I have a bad summer cold and can’t get rid of it. Not much to do but read and … Continue reading

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August 8, 1944 – Tuesday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe loaded onto trucks this morning and went down to load up. We finally got aboard at 12:00. We are on LST. 265, an American ship, and it’s really crowded. You can hardly find a place to sit down, let … Continue reading

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August 7, 1944 – Monday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe packed all of the equipment that was left behind. Rolled up our sleeping bags, loaded them on to the trucks. We are to leave tomorrow at 4:30. Had a show in the area. Went to bed.

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