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1 Gilbert Smith 1942 - 1944 ARCHIVE OF TWO [2] HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT WWII DIARIES AND 200 PICTURE PHOTO ALBUM BY GILBERT SMITH OF SILVER CREEK NEW YORK AND THE 335TH AAAF
Silver Creek, New York 1942 Hard Cover Good Manuscript 
On offer are two [2] diaries. The first is a 1942 identified as written by Gilbert Smith. The second diary is a 5 year style book that it appears was originally owned and identified on the bookplate as Pvt Charles Sullivan, Bangor, Maine. Assumedly Gilbert Smith got/bought this book otherwise unused from the Mr. Sullivan who had good intentions to write in this book. This diary is written in for 1943 and 1944. Gilbert Smith was with the 335th AAAF which I believe to be the Armoured Antiaircraft Systems. It seems he talks alot about laying lines and communications. On the last page it has his points stationed from 1940 to1943. He started off at Camp Stewart..then to Fort Dix. After Fort Dix he went to Belfast in 1942 at St. John's Point then to Scotland and England in Liverpool and Glasgow. In 1943 he went to Algiers and to Naples. The second diary is mostly from when he was stationed in Italy. Gives a great day to day account of life as a WW II soldier. He talks of meeting French girls, drinking and being hungover, playing cards, arguing with an officer, cleaned guns, talks about the filter room,wearing gas masks, fixing lines. However the photo album has Gilbert Smiths name in it so I assume this is Smith's diary. It also looks to be in Smith's hand writing. Maybe Sullivan gave it to him. I cannot be sure.The photo album consists of photos of home and the military. There are 52 photos that pertain to the military some are loose. There are close to if not over 200 photos of his life including many of an early Kendall gas station, football games, 30's New York City, Irving, Silver Creek area, photos of car crashes. The 5 year diary itself is well worn and loose from the binding but is still attached. The 1942 is in good+ condition. 
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