Brothers united after four years in combat zones

Thursday, May 11, 1944

Here’s some good news: Two brothers met again after 4 ½ years of service, Robert J Schaffer returning from the South Pacific, Edwin coming from Florida. Robert recently saw action in Tarawa and Kwajalein and has won a Silver Star, four Presidential Citations, and a Distinguished Flying Cross. He downed four Japanese Zeros and has completed 47 combat missions with 337 hours of combat flying. I guess my father will be helping take care of vets like Robert. More bombing in Europe. Stimson claims the Germans can not regain their losses. “That fact alone,” he said in the news today, “offers us sufficient encouragement.” Earlier this week the Allies carried out two daring daylight raids over Berlin and nearby industrial areas.

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