• 13
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 13, 1943

Sunday, June 13, 1943 Algiers, North Africa Today has been obviously Sunday. In every village and town we passed through the people were all dressed up in their best and walking out along the country roads. The population has shown a decided increase in whites and they are a pronounced French. These people through this […]

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  • 12
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 12, 1943

Saturday, June 12, 1943 Algiers, North Africa Today I came to the definate (sic) conclusion that there can hardly be any more beautiful place in the world then some of these spots in N. Africa. This morning we climbed out of the town of ____________ high into the mountains. From the time we got halfway […]

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  • 11
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 11, 1943

[voxant 3719060] Friday, June 11, 1943 En Route to Tunisia, North Africa This morning we got up at six and got ready to pull out. We had breakfast at 7 and it was good. I had a big dish of hot cereal and three good size hot cakes with syrup. The coffee was even good. […]

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  • 10
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 10, 1943

Thursday, June 10, 1943 Oran, Morocco, North Africa This morning we took our time getting ready as we were going to stay in Oran for the day. It is a town of about 50,000 and reminds me a lot of New Orleans in some sections. The streets are narrow and winding, being very easy to […]

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  • 9
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 9, 1943

[voxant 3716976] Wednesday, June 9, 1943 Oran, Morocco, North Africa We pulled out of Guercif at eight this morning and set a pretty rugged pace until we got into the mountains. We crossed about thirty more miles of desert before we started the climb but from then on the country began to look more livable […]

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  • 8
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 8, 1943

[voxant 3716532] Tuesday, June 8, 1943 Guercif, Morocco, North Africa Today was one of the most miserable days that I have ever spent in my life. I must have gotten a touch of Ptomaine poison last night in the “C” rations because I was terribly sick this morning when I woke. I didn’t eat any […]

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  • 7
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 7, 1943

Monday, June 7, 1943 Meknes, Morocco, North Africa This is what most people would call a screwed up day in every sense of the word. I woke up at six and ate breakfast so I could be ready to head for town alright (sic) to make all final arrangements and clearances. This turned out to […]

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  • 6
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 6, 1943

Sunday, June 6, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This has been a funny day. It started out peaceful and pleasant and ended up in a furor of activity. We slept a little late as it was Sunday and we had nothing in particular to do. The men ate breakfast then we checked over our new trucks. […]

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  • 5
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 5, 1943

[voxant 3714894] Saturday, June 5, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This morning I was one mad officer. I went down to headquarters to make the final arrangements for this convoy and found I wasn’t going. Orders had come down from Algiers putting us on the alert so the whole convoy fell through. We put a lot […]

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  • 4
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 4, 1943

[voxant 3713869] Friday, June 4, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This morning I took eight men and drove down town to see what had happened. I saw Lt. Shaffer and he said we had to go up to the Shell Building to see a certain Col. about getting those trailers with air brakes. We went up […]

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