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Diary of an Army Baker, Quartermaster Corps, Southwest Pacific, 1942-1945 John Howard Wilson

Diary of an Army Baker, Quartermaster Corps, Southwest Pacific, 1942-1945

John Howard Wilson

Published October 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780773477247
Hardcover
184 pages
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This is an account of one mans service in the Pacific War. Jack Wilson began to take notes during training, and these notes developed into a diary of thoughts, movements and events, espcially after he was shipped overseas in January 1943. HeMoreThis is an account of one mans service in the Pacific War. Jack Wilson began to take notes during training, and these notes developed into a diary of thoughts, movements and events, espcially after he was shipped overseas in January 1943. He served in Ne Caledonia, Australia, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands and the Philipines. Trained to be a baker in the Quartermaster corps, instead of staying safely in te rear, he volunteered for hazardous duty and baked dread for troops on the front lines. Jack and his platton saw the grisly residue of battle, and his diary is in part a contrast between his middle class upbringing and the brutality of war. Another contrast is between tedium and excitment, as routine is interupted by air raids and prisoners. This diary is both personal and historical.