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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945


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Page 07
before we could move on - moved
along road past house - cows dead in field
across several large fields - mg's opened
up on us from three directions - pinned
in field - Nelan & I both in mortar
hole - flares - mg. casualties. retreated
past hedgerows & dug in with Pappas
next to Cpt. Barker. - Col orders to reach
woods - capt. pleaded - many
casualties already - secured shovel
from dead body - tried to move
on - Lt. Moore killed - had to retire
& dig in - prepared to defend at
daylight - received order to retreat -
mass movement back to town
- dawn. stayed in broken down
store. learned that tanks over ran
last night's positions - 20 casualties
General shook Capt. hand for
job so well done.
Had been in enemies rear
behind their lines. B Co launched
attack next day with aid of P47's
Stars & Stripes article of attack
gross falsehood.  Enemy retired.
moved out at night past field
of action to position in woods around
houses which were cleared in morn.
Page 07 Notes:

mg = machine guns