Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nov

6

1943

Below decks on a troopship under torpedo attack

A convoy moves eastward across Atlantic bound for Casablanca, Africa, ca. November 1942.

Sitting on or standing by our bunks listening to the hammering of guns outside didn’t make things any easier for us. If there was anybody in that compartment that hadn’t prayed in earnest before, like myself, for one, they prayed now. It was the most helpless feeling I’d ever experienced, and as it turned out, the only time I felt this way throughout the campaign.