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#1 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:07 PM

Those of you who know me are familiar with my quest to obtain YMCA " A Wartime Log" diaries. I am up to 14 of them now and am always looking for more. These diaries provide one of the best glimpses into POW life during WWII that can be found.

This is the first one I have found to an Airborne soldier. It was purchased from a very gracious forum member.

The owner of this diary was a member of the 401st Glider Infantry Regiment when he was captured 9/23/44 in Holland. From what I can tell he was also a Normandy veteran. I don't have the Airborne resources some of the other members of the forum have and I would love to know for sure.

From his diary it almost seems he may have been a member of the 325th Glider Infantry in the 82nd Airborne Division at one time. Again, I do not know for sure.

I have not taken pictures of everything in the diary, but mainly the artwork. It has some very interesting examples in it!
 
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#2 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:08 PM

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#3 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

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#4 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:10 PM

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#5 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

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#6 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:12 PM

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#7 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:13 PM



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#8 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:14 PM

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#9 APO472

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:15 PM

Ummm....I know my meds are working but all your pictures upside down? :)

#10 Wharfmaster

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:26 PM

Nice one  :excl:



#11 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:37 PM

I think Apple is to blame for the pics! On my PC they are right side up. On my IPhone upside down.

Kurt

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:00 PM

Super Cool!!!



#13 bobgee

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

Great find, Kurt!. Congrats.......Bob



#14 jfairclo

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:33 PM

Wow, very interesting... I wish I could find one of these.



#15 rustywings

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

Your posted YMCA - POW log is the first I've seen with such detailed artistry.  I now understand the strong desire to collect and preserve these books.  Thank you for sharing...



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:09 PM

Great job of displaying this WW2 classic piece of history.Thank you for showing it.Best Scotty

#17 JDK

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:29 PM

Very nice! Thanks for the photos. I agree that these are really great pieces of history and a great look at a POW's experience. I actually landed my first one not long ago. It belonged to a 8th AAF fighter pilot.

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#18 121eagles

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

Very niice and rare. I have only seen a handfull of logs to airnorne pows and this is the first from an airborne glider pow.



#19 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:39 AM

Thanks for the comments! This is a piece of history that should be seen.

Kurt

#20 Ed Fedory

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:22 AM

What a wonderful collection of diaries you must have...I have never seen one of these before.



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:19 PM

that is so darn cool!



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Posted 30 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

Thanks Kurt didn't see it before .



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:42 AM

Really interesting to look at! Did he offer any more detail about the blower stove? He has a detailed drawing of a fairly advanced model there, and then an image of three men using them. 



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:52 PM

Kurt,

Thanks for bringing this back to the top again!

Mike



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:54 AM

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