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May 18, 1944

Letters from Harold J. Dahl

Letters from Harold J Dahl May 18 1944

To: Mrs. Anna M. Dahl
New Jersey

From: Sgt. H.J. Dahl 12161982
Co. D 603rd Eng. Cam. Btn.
23rd Hqs Sp. Trs.
A.P.O. 656
C/O Postmaster, New York

May 18, 1944

Dear Mom & Lou,
Well, I haven’t seen very much of England but can already understand why people should want to fight for it! The whole place is so tidy Mother wouldn’t have to move a thing!

train station and bridge in England during ww2


Today was our first mail call - there were a number of letters from you, dated up to the 8th, four from Wilda, one from Kay Knapp and the long lost letter from Mary [Van Duyne] who used the address I had almost a year ago and which has been changed 4 times since!

I wish I could see Towaco, but am comforted considerably by the scenes that are all around me - including the loveliest trees ever. One linden must be 4 or 5 feet in diameter. A couple of the boys are landscape men and are over whelmed and I am sure George [Dahl] would be crazy about it.

Sure, Dubie & Chris knew me - and Chris is really remarkable. She poured wine for Dubie and herself among other amazing feats. Manages a knife & fork very well too. Did I tell you Clint is an Ensign now?

It doesn’t look like I could do much of any visiting but hope to see one or too little towns if I get a pass.


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