And There Shall Be Wars

by Wilmer A. "Bud" Wagner

Chapter Contents



1. Beginning
From the Farm to the End of Basic Training, May 11 commentary

2. May 12 - June 30, 1941
Training, Wooden Guns

3. July 1 - August 10, 1941
Preparing for Maneuvers

4. August 11 - Sept 29, 1941
Maneuvers; Starting in the Kitchen

5. Sept 30 - December 7, 1941
Back to Claiborne, Furlough Home, Last Days of Peace

6. Dec 8, 41 - Jan 1, 1942
Packing Up, Getting Ready to Go, Hurry Up and Wait

7. January 2 - Jan 31, 1942
Train Ride East; Fort Dix; Crossing the Big Pond; Arrival in Ireland

8. Feb 1 - April 11, 1942
Ireland, Preparing for Maneuvers

9. Apr 12 - May 29, 1942
Field Exercises; Officer's Mess; Leaving Ballerena Camp

10. May 30 - Aug 19, 1942
Tynam Abbey; Millikens; Officer's Mess

11. Aug 20 - Oct 6, 1942
Leaving Tynan; Enniskillen Road March

12. Oct 7 - Dec 12 Commentary
Enniskillem; Cookes; John McGuire; Preparing for War; 175th Invades Africa

13. Dec 13, 1942 - Feb 1, 1943 Commentary
England; Princess Maude; Arrival in Africa; Montagnac

14. Feb 2 - Apr 5, 1943
Heading for Combat; Headed West; Combat

15. Apr 6 - May 8, 1943
Assembly Area West of Fandouk; Quit Cooking; Gunner;
New Job - Battalion Agent

16. May 9 - Jul 26, 1943
RRR; Tunis Runs; Officers' Rotation; Visit to Hill 609; Orders Back to Oran

17. July 27 - Aug 31, 1943
To Oran & Back to Tunis, 1600 Mile Round Trip; Waterproofing Peep; Getting
Ready to Go

18. Sept 1 - Sep 30, 1943
Salerno Invasion; Pushing Forward; Beginning of Rain

19. Oct 1 - Nov 12, 1943
Some Hell in Italy

20. Nov 13 - Dec 27, 1943
More Hell in Italy; Some RRR at Alife

21. Dec 28 - Feb 21, 1944
Back to the Front; Battle of Cassino; Back to Alife for RRR

22. Feb 22 - Apr 13, 1944
Orders for Anzio; Landing; More Hell in Italy; Fox Holes; Dug In

23. Apr 14 - June 4
Dug In Still; Break Out of Anzio; Headed Towards Rome

24. June 5 - July 17, 1944
Rome; Coast Road; Mediterranean RRR; More Stuff; Self Inflicted RRR

25. July 18 - Sept 3, 1944
More of the Same; Bill, Nate, Lorenzano; Cecina Rest; Volterra

26. Sept 4 - Oct 26, 1944
Florence; Rest; More Mud; And More Mud; Death; Loiano; Broke Down;
Pleasure to Be Here Tonight

27. Oct 27 - Dec 25, 1944
Broke Down Peep; Walkin', Thumbin'; BAM - Almost Hit; Winter Quarters;
Some Rides & Broke Down Again; Nice Weather for Xmas

28. Dec 26 - Feb 12, 1945
Getting Ready to Push; Still Walking; Borrowed Peep in "the Hole";
Attached to 91st Division, then to 88th Division; Jeep Still Broke;
Close Call on the Road; Chopper Mitt Arrives in Spring; Appropriated Peep

29. Feb 13 - Mar 31, 1945
Big Push; Rest

30. Apr 1 - May 7, 1945
Big Push; Premature Shell Bursts; Prisoners; FDR Dies; Finito Benito;
End of the War in Europe

31. May 8 - July 1944
Outprocessing and the Trip Home


AND THERE SHALL BE WARS

World War II Diaries and Memoirs

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Excerpt: September 11, 1943



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