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August 9, 1945 – Thursday

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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 7, 1945 – Tuesday

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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July 31, 1945 – Tuesday

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Spent a rough night as we have no sleeping quarters. The seats are as hard as a rock, and it was pretty chilly. We played a little cards during the day to pass the time away. We ate twice during … Continue reading

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July 30, 1945 – Monday

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Played some cards. Took a shower. Turned in our excess clothes. Had a PX. Got ready to leave. We left at 7:30 pm and walked a couple of miles to the train. The train pulled out a 8:50 pm. Headed … Continue reading

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