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« on: April 17, 2010, 08:48:47 am »
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I have been reading all I can about the Ardannes and the Battle of the Bulge. My father who is deceased was involved in that era of WWII.  He was a cannoneer on a 155 mm Howitzer self propelled gun.  There were only a very few of these guns used and he was assigned to one.  I finally found a picture of one online and have put it with all his memorabilia.  I would like to correspond with  anyone else who may have had a relative serving there during that period, especilly on a similar gun.  Dad use to sit up with one of his war buddies late at night when he thought us kids were asleep and they would talk about the war.  I would listen in if I could stay awake long enough.  I heard them talk about being surrounded by the germans for quite a spell and being cold and hungry and almost out of ammo.  He said they kept just enough ammo to fire a few rounds off every day in the general direction of the Germans just so they wouldn't know they were running out of ammo.  He said the only thing that saved them was the weather cleared off and the P47's flew in and bombed and straffed the Germans and kept them at bay just long enough to resupply and get some more supplies and ammo dropped in by plane.  But he said much of the needed supplies was dropped on the Germans instead of landing where our GIs could get to it.  My Grandmother had 6 sons in the war in Europe.  She had two sets of twins and two other boys and they all came home.  That was an amazing statistic and I was told there was a writeup in the local newspapers about it but I have never seen it.  Any information would be appreciated.  Onus

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 11:41:17 pm »
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She had two sets of twins and two other boys and they all came home.  That was an amazing statistic and I was told there was a writeup in the local newspapers about it but I have never seen it.  Any information would be appreciated.  Onus


Well, what part of the country are we talking about? You may want to find out what the local paper was back then and maybe you can find an archived copy online. More than likely you would have to go to the local library where they would probably have the paper article on microfiche. Thank you for your fathers service to this country. What unit was he in? By the way, it is spelled Ardennes.   Smiley

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