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August 15, 1944

August 15, 1944Near St. Tropez, France No. 41 Dear Folksies,           Our landing here turned out to be, instead of a grim and determined ordeal, a tiring but swell experience.  In fact, on looking back it was really lots of fun.  (Perhaps that’s a bad viewpoint to take for, one could, and probably will, use […]

June 6, 1944

No letter from René today, so here’s an excerpt from the journal of Dr. Philip Westdahl about their journey to and arrival at Anzio on June 6, 1944 — the same day as the Allied Invasion of Normandy — D-Day.        On June 6, we headed for Anzio by truck convoy. Traveling along Route #7, […]