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Rommel's German army was pushing the Allies back from the Kasserine Pass and the 94th boarded these narrow guage boxcars at Youks-les-Bains for Algiers.
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The town well was a popular place in this little Italian village. The little ones cupped their hands under the spout while someone pumped the handle.
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I show off my muscle with this 125 pound bomb on the runway at Mateur, Tunisia, June 1943.
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The German's blew the hell out of our mess hall with bombs and straffing from JU-88's. This fellow lost half his mess kit, the butt of his rifle, and his barrack's bag full of clothes was riddled.
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This open air barbershop did a brisk business at Biskra, Tunisia in December 1942. Ammo boxes and gas cans worked fine for a seat and foot stool.
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A B-17 gunner disobeyed orders, ran out to his plane on the runway at Biskra, Tunisia, and fired at German aircraft during a night raid. They cut him in half and destroyed his plane in five minutes.
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It was "unload and load" when our squadron left the narrow gauge railroad in late 1942 and went to a larger train headed toward Algiers to escape the advancing Germans.
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War is especially tough on the little children. This one in Italy in 1943 is covered with flies as he cries for more food.
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These landing craft took us to Sardinia in November 1943. The trip from North Africa to Sardinia was a ride to remember.
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The village square well is the gathering place in this small Italian village. Youngsters hurry to the well at the break of day.
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