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Father In Law War Operations

Unescorted NYC HMT NY 660 Louis Pasteur started out from New York Harbor Nov. 30, 1944. Landed in Liverpool, England Dec. 8th, 1944. Arrived Brddulph, Staffordshire, England Dec. 9th, 1944. From Weymouth, England to LeHavre, France just north of Normandy February 12, 1945. Truck convoy to Camp “Twenty Grand”, France. Proceeded to Cambrai, France and departed to Sittard, Holland. Departed to Waldenrath, Germany on March 3d, 1945. Departed to Burhulz, Germany then to Aldekerk, Germany March 5th, 1945 for first battle. Departed to Lintfort, Germany for second battle. Departed to Rhein, Germany on March 17, 1944 laying down fire to prepare for crossing Rhine River. Crossed Rhine on 26 March arrived at Lohnen with no firing and enemy retreating. On 27 March departed to At Kampshof laying down fire there. Trouble with Soft, boggy ground. Departed 29 March to Kircheller. A battle at Gladbeck, Germany. Departed 3d April to Recklinghausen, German experiencing another battle. Departed 9 April to Rauxel, Germany with no battles and German troops retreating. Departed to Bad Oeynhausen, Bochum, Bahnhofhome, and Minden, Germany. Engaged in Military Government dealing with displaced persons as well as Prisoner of War (POW) enclosure. 743d Field Artillery Battalion, 16th Corps, 9th U. S. Army. James K. Bell, LtCol, Field Artillery (FA). Motto: “Good Soldier marches, obeys then shoots.” Flash Point Operation Ruhr to Rhine April 1, 1945 From John B. Anderson, Maj. General; C. C. Brown, Brig Gen; John Uncles, Brig Gen; Commander of Ruhr operation was Dwight David Eisenhower Five Star General in charge of 9th Army European Operations

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