Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 22, 1944 – Friday

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Not much going on. Played a little cards and wrote some letters. Played cards again in the evening and I have been loosing my fanny.

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September 21, 1944 – Thursday

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We cleaned up the truck and moved to a new area. We are going to flank the Germans in a pocket on our right. We moved right after dinner. Germany seems to be dug in and the going is tough.

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September 20, 1944 – Wednesday

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We moved today bright and early. We were to move over to a new sector or next to the 1st army but plans were changed, and we only went about 30 miles. This is about the craziest move we ever … Continue reading

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September 19, 1944 – Tuesday

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It has been raining all day and not much to do. We are moving to a new sector so Slattum and I went down to the water point to wash some of the mud off the truck. We went into … Continue reading

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Letter Home – September 18, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad Just a line to let you know I’m Okea. I had a letter from Eddie Hort the other day so maybe I’ll get to see him soon. Things are about the same except things are getting … Continue reading

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September 18, 1944 – Monday

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Well, no shells last night for a change. I wrote a few letters and straightened up the truck. Cooked some beef and made some good soup. Played cards and went to bed.

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September 17, 1944 – Sunday

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A few shells came in last night, but it was enough to keep me awake. Three fellows have been hit. One fellow had his little finger cut off by a piece of shrapnel. We played cards for a while until … Continue reading

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September 16, 1944 – Saturday

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Did a little bit of cooking, played cards and packed up to get ready to move. We moved about six miles and a little too far again. They are shelling us and everyone is looking for a hole. Wow, they … Continue reading

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September 15, 1944 – Friday

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Played cards all day. The infantry still hasn’t pushed ahead as yet. They are to attack today. We played cards all afternoon. Didn’t move.

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September 14, 1944 – Thursday

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Four fellows caught six more Germans this morning about a 100 yards from us. I walked into town this morning and got four loaves of bread. We are moving tonight. We moved about 10 miles and no further as the … Continue reading

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