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A Foot Soldier's Diary: World War II and Beyond

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Title A Foot Soldier's Diary: World War II and Beyond
Alternative Title The Story of Phil Larsen Andersen 1926 to 2001
Creator Andersen, Phil; Andersen, Barbara
Contributor Stevens, Paulette, editor
Publisher Family Heritage Publishers
Date 2004
Date Digital 2004
Temporal Coverage 1926-2001
Spatial Coverage Germany; Utah; France; California
Subject Phil L. Andersen; World War II; Utah; Gary Andersen; Barbara Andersen, Clark Andersen; Mark Andersen; Karen Andersen Kellam; Germany; Occupation Forces; 310th Infantry Regiment; 78th Infantry Division; US Army; European Theater
Description This is the story of Phil Larsen Andersen, a young farm boy from Utah. During World War II, he was an Army foot soldier in Europe. His experiences were filled with struggles, humor and miracles, which he credits for saving his life.
Table of Contents "Preface; SECTION ONE; The Adventure Begins; Phil's Ancestry; Phil's Childhood; Phil's Memories of Family; Changes and the Attack on Pearl Harbor; 1941-1944 The Home Front; 1944 Graduation and D-Day; SECTION TWO; The Making of a Soldier Induction into the Army; at Fort Douglas; Basic Training at Camp Wolters; 4 Home for Christmas 1944; SECTION THREE Assignment Overseas: U.S.S. Wakefield to Liverpool, England; England; Belgium and the Battle of the Bulge; The 78th Infantry Division's Push to Berlin; The War in Germany-Up Close and Personal; "Berlin by Christmas"; Transition to An Occupation Army; Victory in Europe!; Letters from Home-Spring 1945; The End of World Combat; The Boar Hunt; Berlin, Germany; Going Home to America; SECTION FOUR Home to a Changed Life; A Civilian Once Again; Love and Marriage; SECTION FIVE Epilogue-Bobbi's Perspective; Living a Good Life; Memories of Family; Sketches of the Children; Major Changes; The Golden Years; SECTION SIX Tributes; Clark Phil Andersen; Mark Phil Andersen; Karen A. Kellam; Gary Lee Andersen; Duane and Evelyn Player; Barbara E. Andersen; Appendix Preface; SECTION ONE; The Adventure Begins; Phil's Ancestry; Phil's Childhood; Phil's Memories of Family; Changes and the Attack on Pearl Harbor; 1941-1944 The Home Front; 1944 Graduation and D-Day; SECTION TWO; The Making of a Soldier Induction into the Army; at Fort Douglas; Basic Training at Camp Wolters; 4 Home for Christmas 1944; SECTION THREE Assignment Overseas: U.S.S. Wakefield to Liverpool, England; England; Belgium and the Battle of the Bulge; The 78th Infantry Division's Push to Berlin; The War in Germany-Up Close and Personal; "Berlin by Christmas"; Transition to An Occupation Army; Victory in Europe!; Letters from Home-Spring 1945; The End of World Combat; The Boar Hunt; Berlin, Germany; Going Home to America; SECTION FOUR Home to a Changed Life; A Civilian Once Again; Love and Marriage; SECTION FIVE Epilogue-Bobbi's Perspective; Living a Good Life; Memories of Family; Sketches of the Children; Major Changes; The Golden Years; SECTION SIX Tributes; Clark Phil Andersen; Mark Phil Andersen; Karen A. Kellam; Gary Lee Andersen; Duane and Evelyn Player; Barbara E. Andersen; Appendix "
Abstract This is a book that follows the life and times of Phil Larsen Andersen who kept a camera and a diary with him during his days as a US Army Foot Soldier while in the European Theater in World War II. It also talks about his family's background, his childhood, life while on the Home Front until he joined the Army in 1944. Then it follows his life while a soldier. Then he goes on to get an education, get married and have a family after the war.
Type Text
Genre Autobiography
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights This material may be protected by copyright. Permission may be required for use in any form.
Is Part of Polished Works Collection
Conversion Specifications MS Word document converted via Adobe Acrobat. Size 4.143MB.
Metadata Cataloger Susan Sherman
ARK ark:/87278/s6379131
Setname uu_lsl
Date Created 2015-02-25
Date Modified 2015-02-25
ID 927402
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6379131
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