My Life in the Service

The diary of Levi Chapiewsky

Apr 21, 1944

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April 21 – Fri. –
At 9:08 A.M.: got our first view of Milne Bay. The clouds hung menacingly around the mt. tops and it was raining. Thus we slowly pulled into port. A lot of ships here – freighters, transports and tugs and rafts. The land, or rather hills as there don’t seem to be any level land, is covered with trees and foliage. There didn’t seem to be much here, but when night came and all the lights came on it seemed quite an affair. The whole bay was light up. Quite a few of the boys are getting off here. Maybe 4 or 500. Planes of all sorts fly around. Must be an air base close by. It’s taking a long time to get where we are going and I am wondering what the folks at home are thinking not hearing from me. I keep thinking of them too, and dread the days that I know are coming. I am afraid it is going to be a long time before I get home again.

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