• 2 Aug
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 2, 1943

Monday, August, 2, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning I woke up to hear some of the boys talking and asked what the trouble was. Sgt. F____ said he had heard someone calling his name and thought it was the guard. He had gotten up and looked for him but found no one. I […]

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  • 1 Aug
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – August 1, 1943

Sunday, August 1, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa The captain has an idea. That is we don’t have breakfast until nine on Sundays so I slept until eight thirty. It was a nice cool morning and I thoroughly enjoy the extra time in bed. Finally I crawled out and ate breakfast then came back to […]

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  • 31 Jul
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 31 1943

Saturday, July 31, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Today I took some lessons in Carboration. I didn’t think there were so many jets in the world as there is in a Jeep carburetor and they all come out. Most carburetors we work on you can’t take the vets and so that simplifies matters immensely. Well […]

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  • 30 Jul
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 30 1943

Friday, July 30, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning I got a phone call from H.Q. and was told to go down to III SAC to see Col Thomas. I got dressed and hopped in the “Ginny G” and took off. I had been wondering what kind of a fella Col Thomas was for […]

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  • 29 Jul
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 29 1943

Thursday, July 29, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Tonight we had a party. There had been quite a bit of talk about one for quite some time and I was really looking forward to it. Of course I didn’t know what I was getting into. We were having a bunch of our nurses ? and […]

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  • 28 Jul
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 28, 1943

Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning I went in town to see Lt. Ferguson about this trial. He gave me all the details and we soon got our business over with. He’s a pretty decent chap and we had quite a bit of talk afterward. I still can’t figure why so […]

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  • 27 Jul
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 27, 1943

Monday, July 27, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa The other day I was appointed investigation officer in a case where one of our soldiers is supposed to have stolen a British owned German BMW motor cycle. The kid really has some charges against him. The story goes that, well we will call him Smith, was […]

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  • 26 Jul
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 26, 1943

Monday, July 26, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This may be a red letter day in the war. Mussolini finally decided to give up the ghost and let someone else assume the responsibility of all his mistakes. King Imanuel (sic)* is now head of the Italian government and it’s a headache I wouldn’t care for. […]

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  • 25 Jul
    2009

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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  • 25 Jul
    2009

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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