This is a chronicling of Keith Dadd's log of European Theatre of Operations for Btry "A" 399th AFA Bn 8th Armoured Div. The log was started on Nov 7, 1944 through 1945. I will be posting for each corresponding day to the journal starting Jan 1st 2012. This means that Nov - Dec 1944 will come after thereby making this blog not in chronological order.

Please note: I strive to maintain the integrity of the log. Therefore, I will not correct any spelling of grammar mistakes and will post entries as is. (sic.)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 29th, 1945

Holiday for checks. Everything
closed. Rained. Went to the
show at HQ and dance at check
soldiers town. Transfer cam through
to 196th F.A. Ground mounts here
I come.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 21st - June 28th, 1945

--No Entries--

June 20th, 1945

[Unidentified signature, possibly of 'Tavern Owner'] Tavern owner fed
me to big plate of Egg's + Beer
because I gave him a pair
of shoes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10th, 1945

Cleaned track + started to
T.I. it.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8th, 1945

Really hot. I missed
the truck to go swimming.
Czeck boy making us a good
deal. Beer 3 Koruna's a
glass(3¢) Good and cold but
weak. No hard liquor.

June 7th, 1945

Dance held in our honor
it took the fellow's a long
time to try out the Check. step
girl's pretty hefty. All good
workers. 6 piece band. sounded
fair like salvation army.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 6th, 1945

Arrived in Kbely Checzsovockia.
7:30 in the evening. Were greeted
by all the people their. Nobody
wears any shoes and theyve
all got a tan like niggers

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5th, 1945

Slept in field rained hard
but sun dried us out. Column
going slow. Tonight we sleep
on Chec-German border.
Were really dirty from ride.

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 4th, 1945

Left Hann Munden Germany for
Pilsen Czechsocolkia 8:00 in
morning. British taking over
our town here. Royal Artil.
Former Ack-Ack. Outfit.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 3rd, 1945

Received box from Phillis
sure is swell.  Will eat it
on the trip. Everything packed
ready to go.