Jan 29, 1945 — Sending home a watch I took from a prisoner. Rec’d delicious fruit cake. Did you get my money orders?

Listen to the letter
This Photo and comments are from Ben’s Album.

However, the same scene shows again on his Feb. 22, 1945 letter only it was provided by the National Archives.  What a coincidence!

“The Krauts used the Church steeple as an aiming point.  It was on the side of a hill and the snow in front & back of the building was blackened with “88” holes.  The town only had a few houses centered around a Junction called “88” Junction.”