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World War Ii

By Frank Dietrich

ISBN-10: 0823223787

ISBN-13: 9780823223787

Frank and Albert Dietrich have been exact twins whose lives took very differentdirections in the course of international warfare II. Drafted into the military Air Corps and expert asa radio operator, Frank was once shipped to the Philippines in 1945, the place as a sergeantin the 5th Air strength he ready for the invasion of Japan. Albert, a pacifist,struggled mightily to develop into a conscientious objector and spent yearsbuilding dams, saving farmland, and supporting the terrible at Civilian carrier Campsin South Dakota, Iowa, and Florida.Raised in an in depth, non secular, Pittsburgh kinfolk, Frank and Albert have been inseparable asboys, sharing a powerful social judgment of right and wrong. Divided by way of conflict, they saved in contact bywriting countless numbers of letters to one another. The correspondence matters everythingfrom the day-by-day drudgery of service-loneliness, awful food-to heartfelt debatesabout battle, peace, and patriotism.This soaking up collection of letters bargains clean views at the Americanexperience in the course of global conflict II. the 1st released correspondence betweenGI and CO brothers, the letters are an uncommonly articulate chronicle of militaryservice and lifestyles at the domestic entrance, together with GI marriage and parenthood. Backand forth, Frank and Albert additionally argued concerning the makes use of of armed strength and pacifistnonviolence within the face of fascism and Nazism.Frank Dietrich's letters from Manila are brilliant descriptions of a liberated urban underan uneasy profession. Albert presents an insider's view of the pacifist experience,especially the protracted efforts pacifists usually needed to salary to procure CO status.Together, the letters convey to existence alternative ways american citizens selected to serve theircountry in the course of one in all its most deadly and important occasions.

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I know just how much you wanted to be married at home with all your family and friends, but I am so glad that you had sense enough to go ahead when Frank could get leave,” he wrote. ”66 In June, after visiting her family in Arkansas, Christine joined Frank in Wisconsin. ”71 But in March 1944, the AAF closed Tomah and transferred Frank’s outfit to Chanute Field, Illinois. 72 00_FM_Bennett_Fordham 5/10/05 10:10 AM Page 17 Introduction 17 Between March and May 1944, Frank attended the radio school at Chanute Field in Rantoul, Illinois.

As a result, we have to plod along as best we can. I was expected to do a problem in lab today with three vital pieces of my equipment missing and no replacements. I lacked a tube, a battery and a meter. When finally the school gets sufficient instructors and equipment, I am sure it will be abandoned. That’s the way it was at Sioux Falls and Tomah, and that’s the way it will be here. Too little and too late. Sometimes I wonder what in the world keeps the Army going. It must be sheer mass inertia—just the weight and pressure of ten million men.

In December 1941, the Japanese had invaded the Philippines. ” During the Bataan Death March that followed, more than six hundred American and five to ten thousand Filipino prisoners died from Japanese abuse, malnourishment, and disease during a forced march to POW camps. The liberation of the Philippines started in October 1944 with the assault on Leyte Island and the January 1945 invasion of Luzon, the main Philippine island and home to Manila. Landing in northern Luzon at Lingayen Gulf, MacArthur’s troops marched across Luzon and encircled Manila by midFebruary.

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