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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945


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Page 04
finally ate K ration - stayed there
dug in that night - troubled by
snipers - volunteered for small
patroll to get sniper. - six of us
crawled along ditch & thru beat
field - all wet - tank straffed
ahead of us - artillery thrown
at us - came close - no success
art. knocked out anti tank gun
& injured crew - robot bomb
Sgt. ??Vercy?? to hosp.  Bob asst. sqd ldr.
patrol - Bob, Petit & myself - reconnoiter
area in front of A Co. Uneventful
1st casualty in our Co. sgt. Belfiore.
Plat. C P in barn. people evacuated
cows left unfed. est. 2-3 mi fr Holland
moved out 200 yd. dug in - 2-3 hrs.
moved again across open fields thru
hedges - finally onto road toward Breda
people showed true gladness in seeing
troops
dug in supporting migs - burning barn
caused by hand grenade - rain
wet - stood by fire to warm up.
heated rations in the hot ashes in
the morning
marched thru town - waited finally
dug in on outskirts. mail - 14 letters
fr. home. hot meal - drew ammo
moved out about 10 o'clock - crossed
bridges that were blown up - thru
Page 04 Notes:

Robot bomb = buzzbomb which fell near us instead
of going to Antwerp.
Plat. C P = Platoon Command Post
Breda, Holland, halfway between Antwerp, Belgium
and Rotterdam, Holland.