Tue, June 1, 1943
We pulled in early this morning & laid off in the harbor until afternoon then proceeded in to where we started to disembark. We were next to last to get off and at 10:30 we marched off the boat at Liverpool. We were on the train headed for London & was it crowded 7 men and our field equipment. What a ride. But it was a godsend to know that we were on ground. Then instead of celebrating today they buried Herb at Cambridge Cemetery in the American section. I was in London on business and could not attend only his best friend got to go. Herb was to marry an English girl soon. She sure took it hard. She is in the WAAF’s.
Wed, June 2, 1943
We arrived in London at the Euston Station at 7:30. We marched up to the RC & ate breakfast & then marched back to the depot where we loaded our stuff into trucks & ourselves & was taken to the Waterloo station & then to Teddyington where trucks met us & took us to Hurst Park, an old race track, where we were given quarters.
Sun, June 20, 1943
Left for gunnery school located at Bovington. We rode up in trucks & left Hurst Park at 12:00 & arrived there around 4:30. Was put into tents & we start to school in the morning. Some mess hall & poor chow.
Sun, June 27, 1943
Returned from gunnery school.