Wednesday, May 11, 2011

POW Diary of John Teune: New Headquarters, German Stukas, and Ice Cream

The Teune brothers wearing their Army Air Corps uniforms. John is second from right.

Sunday, August 27, 1944

Sorensen awakes us at 6:30. Slept well. We couldn't have breakfast until late in the morning so we walked to the hills and ate a melon. On our return we had breakfast consisting of eggs, bread, coffee and pears. After a walk, we waited in a theatre for the Captain who wanted to attack with us. He divided us into platoons and we were given German rifles which were kept in the theatre which was to be our head-quarters. We had a little bread and salami and some fruit at 1 p.m. Ate a good meal at 2:30. Heard artillery in the distance probably around Ploesti, about 50 kilometers distance. Heard that yesterday's 500 planes bombed the German-held airfields instead of Bucharest. Stukas (German dive bombers) were bombing Bucharest which was badly damaged. German prisoners are coming through town. Had ice cream and cake this afternoon! The boys are paying for all my meals. A sort-of dance was held this afternoon. Bed at 11:15.

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