A Letter Home from Sgt. Unangst, after V-E Day

Posted: March 31, 2014 in 1944, Men of the 111th Ordnance Company
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A couple of weeks ago, we posted a few letters that Tom Sedlacek gave us that his father, Joe, had sent home in 1944 and 1945. When Linda Campbell, Roland Unangst’s daughter, saw them, she recalled that long ago she had saved a letter her dad had sent home (from Blumenthal, near Bremen, Germany) two weeks after the war in Europe had ended — V-E Day was May 8, 1945. After that date, the Army had stopped censoring letters and photos.

So, finally, Roland was able to tell his wife in a nutshell what the 111th had been through in the 18 months since they left New York City in November 1943. (If you recall, the 1944 letters Joe Sedlacek sent home were very carefully phrased.) Those of you who have already read Unangst’s memories of the war (see the link at top of the home page) on this site will find  additional information and observations in this letter.

Here it is — the war in Europe as experienced by the 111th — in just three pages:

page 1

page 1

p. 2

p. 2

p. 3

p. 3

 

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. jraisler@tampabay.rr.com says:

    HI, IT’S ONLY ME, I READ RON UNANGST LETTER, IT WAS A LITTLE HARD AS THE PRINT WAS SO SMALL. AFTER HAVING READ THE VARIOUS LETTERS, SO MUCH OF EACH MATCHED UP, AND OTHER PARTS, I NEVER KNEW OF. I JUST CAN’T FIGURE WHY I CAN’T PLACE HIM. MAYBE ONE DAY HE WILL POP INTO MY MEMORY, AS SMALL AS THE COMPANY WAS, I THOUGHT I PRETTY-MUCH KNEW ALL BY SIGHT………….FOR NOW I BID YOU ADIEU,………..JOHN R.

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