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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945


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leave town by morning
Found out about train being
available
19th - Left Oschatz on train
family pleaded with us
to stay. crossed Mulde at
??Wesfin??  & GI trucks to
Halle - white bread & peanut
butter!!
20 9 planes left today, Red
Cross coffee & donuts - chocolate
Movies - singing - loud & hardy
21st Bad weather preventing us
from leaving. 104th died here
entitled to 2 battle stars. Capt. & Maj.
shook my hand. glad I was
back. anxious to get going.
Keep thinking of home more & more.
Don't know what the folks
have heard or what they think
22nd - Went to APO for stationery
was shown my name in files
as MIA. move out by trucks to
airport near Liepzig - planes
waiting to take us directly to
Rheims - showered clothed - fed