Diary of Earl Dennis

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Diary of Earl Dennis

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Diary kept by Earl L. Dennis grew up outside of Coopersville, Michigan. He was drafted into the Army in April, 1942, at the age of 29. He trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, and was then stationed in Groton, Connecticut, where he became a cook for a fighter squadron 65th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group, 9th Army Air Force. He shipped out from New York and sailed around Africa to Egypt, where his unit supported the British 8th Army from the Second Battle of El Alamein through the conquest of Tunisia. They then went to Malta and supported the invasion of Sicily, and then went on to bases on Sicily. His diary covers his time in the service through the Sicilian campaign.

Coverage

World War II

Date

1942-1943

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Identifier

RHC-27_Earl_Dennis_Diary_Contents

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application/pdf

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Text

Language

eng

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Dennis, Earl, “Diary of Earl Dennis,” Digital Collections, accessed November 25, 2020, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/22495.
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