Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 30, 1945 – Monday

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We moved in to the suburbs of Munich this morning. I had to go to HQ to pick up some lumber. It snowed most of the day today. We set up the radio and played cards. I wrote a letter … Continue reading

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Letter Home – April 29, 1945

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Dear Mother & Dad; Well mother here it is your birthday. Mine passed and was just another day. In fact it was a pretty hectic day for me. We moved to three different times. If you could see the equipment … Continue reading

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Dachaw Concentration Camp (audio)

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During this day, April 29, 1945, Chick Bruns visited Dachaw Concentration Camp. Only officers were allowed cameras so Chick gave his camera to the officer accompanying him.  This audio clip was from an interview with his son John.    

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April 29, 1945 – Sunday

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We left this morning at six and was on the road all day. We stopped at Furstenfeldbruck and ate chow. Then decided to stay all night. We were strafed once today but no one was hurt. We followed the infantry … Continue reading

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April 28, 1945 – Saturday

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We were in an airfield so I spent most of the morning looking over the airplanes. We moved right after dinner into Augsburg. Boy, did they catch a lot of prisoners. They were little young kids or old men. Some … Continue reading

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April 27, 1945 – Friday

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Today is my birthday. I am 26, but I feel like a million. I have really changed since I left home. We are going to celebrate it tonight. Two of my chickens got away so I turned the 3rd one … Continue reading

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Letter Home – April 26, 1945

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Dear Mother & Dad; Here I am late again. But I know you know the reason. Move, move, move, that’s all we know, but as long as it brings this war two in and, I’m all for it. I have … Continue reading

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April 26, 1945 – Thursday

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Dago and I caught three chickens and put them in a bag as we were moving and we would eat them tomorrow. We moved right after dinner. Lucky for us that we had just got by an area that Germany … Continue reading

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April 25, 1945 – Wednesday

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We were up at 3 am and back out on the road again. We crossed the Danube. They really had the ack ack covering the bridge. We pulled into a little town as it was as far as we could … Continue reading

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April 24, 1945 – Tuesday

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I had to get out some requisitions, so I worked on them all morning. After dinner they told us that the 12th Armored had caught a bridge intact across the Danube so we got ready to go back into combat … Continue reading

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