My Life in the Service

The diary of Levi Chapiewsky

Apr 26-28, 1944

with 2 comments

April 26 – Wednesday
Put on a show on the boat. Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in “Balls of Fire.” Saw it before but sure got a bang out of it again. Looks like we are moving out. Left dock for the bay and anchored. Other ships are moving around and there are plenty of them. Looks like a convoy from here. Saw 2 submarines.

27 – Thurs.
Ships everywhere maneuvering into position. Transports and freighters. There are thousands of men moving in. At 3:15 we pulled anchor and we are on our way to Finschhafen. Are in damn dangerous waters now as we will be pushing within 60 miles of the Japs. Where ever you look tonight you can see the pale red, white, and blue lights of the convoy ships. I prayed for safety.

28 – Fri.
Pulled into Ora Bay, N. Guinea this AM. Are now docked in the bay. Talk about ships. They are here. Hot than[sic] hell. Had short arm[? illegible]. Played Jass all day.


Written by mylifeintheservice

February 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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  1. departed =? anchored

    Jass! Never heard of it before:

    Do you know it?


    February 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

    • Updated, thanks. I had not heard of Jass either until I read the wikipedia entry on it when he mentioned it in a previous post (April 17). Sounds confusing. :p


      February 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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