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August 10, 1945 – Friday

Today is Gee’s birthday and I am not home as she wanted me to be. There’s not much doing this morning. Just lay around on your bunk and sweat out leaving. I hope we go soon. Went to the PX … Continue reading

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August 9, 1945 – Thursday

They got us up at 4:30 am this morning and said we were a half hour late already for the plane. We checked out and took off for the airport. The plane was waiting and we went right aboard. Took … Continue reading

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August 8, 1945 – Wednesday

We were up at 2:30 and it was raining a little. Went over and got a cup of coffee. Turned in our cots and blankets. Drew our barracks bag and went out to wait for the trucks to come pick … Continue reading

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August 7, 1945 – Tuesday

We had to go through our processing this morning. First a Physical, then checking and the weighing of our luggage. Then a speech. Next we got our money back and then I went over to take a shower. I didn’t … Continue reading

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August 6, 1945 – Monday

Went over this morning and turned in our money to be exchanged to American money. Played cards the rest of the day and went to a U.S.O. show in the evening.

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August 5, 1945 – Sunday

Went to mass at 8 o’clock this morning. Came back played some cards till dinner. Went over and got a couple of cokes in the afternoon. Played some more cards. Went to a movie in the evening.

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August 4, 1945 – Saturday

Slept all morning. Shaved and went out to take a sun bath. Took a shower, ate chow. Went to the Red Cross. Got a beer and went to the show.

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August 3, 1945 – Friday

Slept all morning and after chow we sweated out the coke line. Played cards, ate chow and sweated out the beer line. Went to a USO show that was real good. It was an all girls orchestra. The show after … Continue reading

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August 2, 1945 – Thursday

We arrived at Marseilles at 3:30 am this morning. Loaded onto trucks and went out to the staging area. We were told that we would be here from 5 to 7 days. We drew our blankets and went to bed. … Continue reading

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August 1, 1945 – Wednesday

I slept out on the rear end of the coach all night. It was pretty cold but I at least got a little sleep. We were to get at Marseilles this morning, but at the rate we are traveling it … Continue reading

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