The personal diary and logbook of an American Artilleryman serving in France and Germany during World War II. The journal beings with his departure from Camp Rucker (Alabama) in 1944, muster in England, landing in France and the Allied invasion of Germany.
Octavo, [40pp]. Bound in full calf, “Transit book” embossed on front cover. Notes in pencil. While primarily a detailed account of locations and a chronology of assignments, the highlights include the following notes: Kraut planes over position every day, shelled Bendorf & other towns across the Rhine. Crossed Rhine on pontoon bridge, at night during blackout march, traveled blackout on Autobahn / Emergency guard at Limburg POW Stalag XIIA, crossed Rhine River into Honnigen on 25-26 March, took Limburg Prison after scattered sniper firing / All day traveling on Autobahn, snipers active there / Crossed Saale River, 200F truck ambushed by Nazis on road to Wiessenfels / Hostilities cease on May 7, 1945. The solider also had the opportunity to visit the the Eagle’s Nest (Berchtesgaden). He was discharged and returned to the United States in March, 1946.