September 28, 2011

My father’s journal ended on September 27, 1944, when it appears that he was on leave, on a train from New York probably back home to Picton, Ontario. Unlike my grandfather’s journal, which covers his time from the day he shipped out until the day he returned home, my father’s journal only cover these nine months in 1944. He never was much of a letter-writer. 🙂

His time in the navy didn’t end then, however; he continued on past the end of the war in Europe and was involved in cleanup in the Atlantic through August 1945. I have 11 audio recordings of him from 2004 describing his time in the war to a researcher/author (I’m not sure if he ever published anything based on this), which I will publish over the next couple of weeks to complete this journal.

Sandy Kemsley

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3 Responses to September 28, 2011

  1. Nigel Thomas says:

    Sandy
    Thanks for posting this series. I have just finished reading Antony Beevor’s ‘D-Day: The Battle for Normandy’ (http://www.antonybeevor.com/D-Day/index.htm); your father’s journal was a very suitable accompaniment.

    Regards Nigel

  2. Nigel Thomas says:

    I’ve been reading that too, don’t worry!

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