Aug 28, 1944
Anchored - St. Tropez & St. Maxime again- Loaded patients - 131 kraut heads & 31 yanks - at 1920 - Set sail again for Naples.
August 29, 2009
August 26, 2009
August 24, 2009
Debarked patients Aug 24 - I went ashore - Naples. (blogger's note: the following was found on another page in the diary. Evidently the soldier decided to write more about that day later on) Went ashore in Naples-
Aug 24 1944 - Many bldgs bombed, I never saw so many people begging - the whole city is a mess. Tiny kids begging in all the streets. Every other door a barber shop. Basket merchants & jewelry vendors with boxes of junk. Mt. Vesuvius belched a little smoke to let us know she wasn't dead and still could cloud up and rain plenty of hell. The Isle of Capri was solely rock - not at all as I had it pictured. Both trips to the beachhead were nice and smooth - with beautiful sunny weather.
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August 23, 2009
August 17, 2009
Aug 17, 1944
Sailed from beachhead at St. Tropez & St. Maxime - 25 miles West of Toulon- 25 miles N.E. of Marsielles - 35 miles East of Nices & Cannes.
Loaded patients - German, Italian, & Russian. English Supermen don't look so super. German died of grenade wounds Aug 22 - right after loading. Checked morgue refrig.
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