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#1 Bob Hudson

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:14 PM

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#2 Bob Hudson

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:16 PM

This seems to be his last letter from England.  He talks about his British girlfriend of 7 months.

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:18 PM

Apparently his first letter from France:

 

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From Belgium:

 

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First from Germany:

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:24 PM

This may be his last letter. He dated it "Aug-8-44." But written beneath it is "Oct 8." I believe he made a mistake and wrote Aug instead of Oct: the envelope postmark is not clear but it appears to be dated 14 OCT and matches exactly the paper, envelopes, postmarks and censor numbers of other letters from his last weeks alive.

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

Does anyone know when Co B 33rd Armored Regiment arrived in France?



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:21 PM

33rd was part of 3rd Armored Division which landed very early and was involved in the Breakout during operation cobra. Since 3rd Armored was organized under the old regimental system not the new Battalion system, Co B would have been M5 Stuart light tanks. 1st Battalion was all light tanks while the second and third Battalion were mediums.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:23 PM

Also I would add given his date of death and location he was probably killed in the vicinity of aachen just north of the hurtgen forest. Great group but very sad. You wonder what happened to the British girlfriend. If she ever knew what happened to him. RIP

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:00 AM

Also I would add given his date of death and location he was probably killed in the vicinity of aachen just north of the hurtgen forest. Great group but very sad.girlfriend. If she ever knew what happened to him. RIP

 

I had wondered that too: unless one of his buddies knew how to get in touch with her it's likely she never was notified. Must have been a lot of that.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 10:57 AM

I might have his platoon commander's uniform.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:03 PM

The 33rd arrived in France on June 23, 1944

 

From the Historical and Pictorial Review, Third armored Division 

Camp Polk Louisiana, 1942

On page 78

 

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I see that one of his letters was censored by Captain Thomas W Morrison, B Company commander.

Here is a link for Captain Morrison

http://www.usmilitar...tters-and-more/

 

Another letter was censored by W. F Petry

He was KIA on July 11, 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:44 AM

Before they went across the Channel they were stationed near me in England. The poignancy of such telegrams never fails to affect me. 



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:16 AM

The 33rd arrived in France on June 23, 1944

 

From the Historical and Pictorial Review, Third armored Division 

Camp Polk Louisiana, 1942

On page 78

 

Montgomery, Paul P.

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I see that one of his letters was censored by Captain Thomas W Morrison, B Company commander.

Here is a link for Captain Morrison

http://www.usmilitar...tters-and-more/

 

Another letter was censored by W. F Petry

He was KIA on July 11, 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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