Jan 1, 1944 — Happy New Year! I’ve been assigned to message (nerve) center in Battalion Hqs. Another Jewish fellow with me.
Jan 2, 1944 — Camp Campbell, KY What would you say if you knew your son was acting just like a beggar.
Jan 4, 1944 — Message Center – Troops have to keep in contact with each other in order to know where the enemy is.
See the WW11 Museum in New Orleans, LAhttps://www.nationalww2museum.org/
Jan 9, 1944 – Jeeps, all kinds of trucks stuck in mud to top of tires. Bumpers come off when they tried to pull them out.
Jan 10, 1944 App. for Aviation Cadet (Air Crew) Training. Madison High School Principal recommendation.
Jan 11, 1944 Another A.S.T.P. came in today. He was studying secret stuff on radar. He’s also Jewish.
Jan 15, 1944 — I was in on a staff meeting with all the officers for a Command Post exercise.
Jan 18, 1944 — I have to buy gloves, stockings, plus other things for maneuvers.
Jan 21, 1944 — The reason rifles are kept in supply room is that we have German prisoners in camp. Cleaned grease traps!!
Jan 24, 1944 Please try to get a Russian hood. They are given away by the Red Cross. Covers face, except the eyes.
Jan 26, 1944 — Post Card – Send some long candles and, if possible, a salami. Send food at beginning of week.
Jan 27, 1944 Bivouac area moved to high ground because we would be flooded if it rained hard. Coding all messages now.
Feb 11, 1944 – Maneuvers problem. We followed the umpire rules & were slaughtered. We were praised for how we held out.
Feb 27,1944 — First time Ben knew he wanted to drive a jeep. Third week without a shower.
See a video called “Autobiography of a Jeep” in the Prelinger Archives here https://archive.org/details/autobiography_of_a_jeep