• 15
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 15, 1943

Thursday, July 15, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Well for the final time in over six months I pulled an O.D. Over here that is a duty that takes up many little of your time and outside of the fact that you lose about three hours sleep in the middle of the night you never […]

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  • 14
    Jul

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 14, 1943

Wednesday, July 14, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today I think we _______this time lag that we have had between the times we tear a motor down and when we get the parts. This sometimes takes as many as three or four days which means that shop is cluttered up with dead parts and the […]

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  • 14
    Jul

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

Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This was a hot one but still nothing like last week so we have no room to complain. The news of the battle of Sicily is in our favor from the report of the “Stars & Stripes” which is the paper put out by the armed forces. […]

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  • 12
    Jul

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

Monday, July 12, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa In my existence today was just another day. A hundred miles north-east the end of existence for many like myself and few would consider themselves bored. Thousands of _______ are flying around only a few with in the category of possibility. The news last night didn’t leave […]

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  • 12
    Jul

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

Sunday, July 11, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Today, I think our boys really discovered a war. We are paying a terrible price for that little bit of an island. This morning a B-26 aircraft took off with 24 planes and came back at noon with 20. They reloaded and took off again. I don’t […]

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  • 10
    Jul

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

Saturday, July 10, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Sicily Invaded And another week ends. As the week ends so begins the invasion. At three this morning our forces began the landing operation and this afternoon when I went to the hospital to get K____ and Schwartz the first casualties were being brought in. Ten ambulances […]

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  • 9
    Jul

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

Friday, July 9, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Some day I’m going to turn my company loose armed to the teeth and take Uncle Sam’s army apart piece by piece. We have had a truck on deadline for two weeks now because of a bad crankshaft. Today a new motor was brought up to us […]

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  • 8
    Jul

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

Thursday, July 8, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa If this kind of weather keeps up there will be no kick from me. Last night was one of the most wonderful sleeping nights you could imagine. I don’t think I turned over once during the entire night and I sure hated to get up. This morning […]

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  • 7
    Jul

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

Wednesday, July 7, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa How such a contrast in weather is possible, I don’t know but I certainly am thankful for it. Today has been lovely. A cool breeze kept the temperature down to a reasonable working medium so we felt like a human being. This morning Sgt. Sanders and I […]

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  • 6
    Jul

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

Tuesday, July 6, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa In the 26 years of my life I’ve never seen a day like this one turned out to be. It started out nice and cool and calm and we thought we were going to have a let-up from this hot spell that seems to have descended on […]

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