Battle of the Bulge?
While going through (again) some of my Dad's WWII memorabilia, I came across a German calendar, very small, in which he made pencil notations on some of the days.He had served in the 66th Inf. Div. Battery A, 872d Field Art. Batt.According to what my Dad told us (he's now deceased) he had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.He had been shot, captured, and put in a P.O.W. camp.According to this calendar, he was captured at Puchi (sp) on Jan. 27, 1945.On Jan. 30 he was in Kouesereth ?.Feb. 12 he states:W.D. TEL. missing."I know my Mom had received a notification that he was missing in action.He was moved from one hospital to the next for a number of days in March.This is done all in pencil and perhaps I'm not deciphering his handwriting correctly, or perhaps he wasn't really sure of the spelling.I don't know.Anyway, he writes that he was in Wittlich on March 2 and 3, Kochkem Hospital on March 4, Winnegen Hospital on March 5, Koblenz Hospital on March 6, Idstein hospital on March 11, Frankfurt on March 14 on train, Stalag 9B on March 16.It also states on this:P.W. BAD ORB-N.He also indicates that he was liberated by the 2nd cavalry, 3rd army at 6:15 a.m. on April 12.He returned home to the USA on April 18.
He makes comments on some of the hospitals that they are "BAD."
As I mentioned, some of the words are difficult to decipher.
Is there anyone who can clear this up a bit for me?Someone was kind enough once before to help, and I'm hoping someone else will be able to fill in some more blanks.
Ginny Blackman Gage