Monday, October 13, 2008

June 6

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June 2

At one point Dad passed through Nuremburg. I'm not sure whether it was when the troops were moving west across Germany. Maybe it was when he went on R and R on June 6 to Thomsville. He talks about passing through Munich and Sarrbruchen. Nuremburg was on this path. Since this is south Germany and his company went to Dessau, I think this is probably the time he went to Nuremburg.

On the back of the picture, "The stadium at Nuremberg. The dark pattern is red brick placed on the seats of the stadium for camouflage."

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May 30

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

May 20

This letter was probably posted while Dad was at Ingolstadt. He was there until about Aug. 12.

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After the final offensive (about April 11 as best as I can tell), Dad's company spent some time in Dessau which is located on the Elbe River in the northern third of Germany. The troops here were waiting for the Russian Army to advance to their predetermined destination. At Dessau there was a graveyard of German planes. The house with burned out lights that Dad referred to in his letter of April 21 was probably in Dessau.
Here Dad is on the right.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

May 9

This letter is out of order and outlines some war sentiments that were imbedded in our soldiers.

May 8 was VE day. Victory in Europe. However, the German Army group continued to fight until May 12.

This letter was on paper that wouldn't fit into my scanner so it is two halves to make one letter. Hitler committed suicide 30 April, 1945. Dad makes no reference to it here on this date, nor to the truce that claimed victory in Europe.

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