WRITES FROM MARSEILLES FRANCE (6-15-1945)
Since I left the states I've seen quite a bit of country that I've always wanted to see. I've seen Scotland, England, France, Belgium and Germany. There is some pretty country over here, but it can't compare with good old USA.
I was assigned to the 66th Division when I hit France. They were on the front at the pocket at St. Nazaire where 50,000 German troops were being held. Although all the supply routes by land were cut off, the German submarines kept the troops well supplied. The Germans tried many times to break out, but we managed to hold them.
After the war was over the Division moved to Germany where we were to be part of the Army of Occupation, but we got anoyher assignment soon afterwards and moved to France where we are now. We process troops moving to the South Pacific, and are camped at Marseilles.
Blaine M. Shover
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/31/13 - Image Year: 1945
Blaine M. Shover is the son of A. Blaine and Jennie E. (Moyer) Shover. He served in World War II.