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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945
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Apr. 29 - Feeling better Apr. 30 Plans underway for evacuation - everyone anxious to get out wrote home May 1st. Many fellows taking off to try to reach Am. lines. Went to mail bag - picked up 2 beautiful letters. Ate soup & noodles with Russians. Russians took our bikes away. May 2nd Moved from Stalag IV B marched about 20 kilos to Riesa set up in former German quarters Some clothes, food, guns & ammo still here. Norm & I got officer's room - twin beds. sheets - stove in room. best set up in building May 3 Went out window to look over town Russian officer took us into bakery & told us to help ourselves Each took 5 loaves - found food in socked houses - stores hotels, etc. May 4 fixed big meal in room have more food than Jerry gave us for 50 men in Stalag.