After the jump in
Holland, we attacked the town of Beek. We had a hell of a fight, but had
to withdraw to higher ground on the edge of town.
At 07.30 we
We got the hell
shot out of us, we lost a lot of H Company men, so we withdrew again and
gave them hell from the high ground that we occupied with mortar and
artillery fire. The Germans finally left Beek, so we moved in and set up
The next morning we
attacked at 07.30 across open country. This time we had tank support.
We took our
objective, but we had to go back to support G Company. Again we got the
hell shot out of us.
I got hit about
15.30 by a rifle bullet; it went through my helmet and past my ear, cut me
a little and sure scared the hell out of me.
We went back in to
An 88 mm shell
exploded about 10 feet behind me and knocked me about 20 feet down on the
other side of this dike. I got hit in the left arm.
I went back to the
aid station and I got a splint on my arm. The aid station used to be one
of Hitlerís baby factories.
German planes came
in overnight trying to knock out the bridge on the road.