Monthly Archives: February 2017

Suitcases

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1945 Today started as a regular day. Daddy went to work. Mommy, Grandpa, and I took a walk while Grandma wrote letters home. But later, she took out her suitcases. I know that means someone’s leaving. Grandma … Continue reading

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War criminal trials begin

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1945 MacArthur is back in Bataan and bombers are attacking Tokyo. But my family is much more excited about the first trials of German war criminals. In Aachen last week Otto Meyer is being tried for instigating … Continue reading

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“Never trust a woman!”

Monday, Feb. 26, 1945 After yesterday’s excitement, we all had a quiet evening at home. Mommy read Daddy and Grandpa some parts of “Journey Underground” by Flight Officer David G, Prosser. He was shot down in France in 1943 but … Continue reading

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Celebrity in Denver!

Sunday, Feb. 25, 1945 Daddy is so excited he can hardly breath. Jack Benny is broadcasting today from Fitzsimons Hospital! I mean, Daddy is crazy about this comedian. He listens to Jack Benny whenever he can. And now he’s going … Continue reading

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Father of the bride(s)

Saturday, Feb. 24, 1945 Some news just make you smile. Here’s one in the paper today about a jilted bachelor who created a fund to provide dowries to indigent women in Louisiana. Julien de Lallande Poydras, born in France in … Continue reading

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Marines raise our flag over Iwo Jima

Friday, Feb. 23, 1945 Today Patton’s 3rd army drove 18 miles into Germany. But the news that has us all galvanized is this: the American flag was raised over Iwo Jima. There is a cost to these advances. We see … Continue reading

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German Shepherd war dog saves Yanks

Thursday, Feb. 22, 1945 Dogs are the unsung heroes of this war. Beauty, a German shepherd war dog deployed in Luzon, saved an American ammunition dump last night. Working with Pvt Merle Althof and Tech Angus Highly, she alerted guards … Continue reading

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