• 25
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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 20, 1943

Tuesday, July 20, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Well it’s a cinch I didn’t sleep much last night. This morning the boys were full of helpful suggestions such as ground glass and a shooting accident. I think Laurie is taking it harder than I am. This morning about 9:00 I woke up to see Major […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 19, 1943

Monday, July 19, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today is the day I’ve dreaded for a long time. This evening when I came out from Tunis after hunting our weapons carrier which had been stolen there were some orders sitting on my desk stating that a Capt. So & So would report for duty to […]

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    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 25, 1943

Sunday, July 25, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today turned out to be old home week. I took the “Ginnie G.” and went up to Mateur about ten thirty this morning to see if I could locate Lew Waters. I went to A.B.8. Hqs (Headquarters) and dropped in on G-3 and found he was only […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 24, 1943

Saturday, July 24, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today stayed cool until about two o’clock as the sky stayed overcast. This is very unusual as the clouds generally clear off about eight or nine each day. I think I could have slept all day. When its nice and cool like that you sure hate to […]

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    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 23, 1943

Friday, July 23, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa As I said last night I went to work and we really put it out. It is a military secret and would (not?) interest you any how to know how much we unloaded. It is sufficient that you knew we got it and at five o’clock this […]

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    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 22, 1943

Thursday, July 22, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Well, this has really been a rugged day. We started work at 700 hours and finished it at…well that remains to be seen, We finished the day’s work in the shop and I just sat down to fill this little item out when the phone rang saying […]

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  • 21
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 21, 1943

Wednesday, July 21, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today officially ended my command. Why they didn’t just take my bars away, I don’t know. I’m certainly not interested in being a 1st LT and my chances of being a captain are practically nil, It seems my luck suddenly took an about face in December. Virginia […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 18, 1943

Sunday, July 18, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning I had planned on sleeping a little late but was wakened by Sgt. Enright at the usual time. When Enright awakens me I know there’s been trouble as he is always the last man up. Well it seems Cpl. C_______, during his tour of guard […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 17, 1943

Saturday, July 17, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This afternoon I saw a sight I will remember for a long time to come. Just after dinner four flights of over 100 planes each passed over in the direction of Sicily. They averaged about 70 bombers to 30 fighters. The B-17s seem to get all of […]

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    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 16, 1943

Friday, July 16, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa If it weren’t for this diary I would never in my life be able to keep up with the days over here. They go by like streaks of greased lightening for which I am very thankful. The last few nights certainly have been gorgeous. There is something […]

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