The book is 7" x 4". Contains 37 pages with autographs and sometimes writings and funny quips from the fellow soldiers. 17 pages mostly filled with mounted stamps, (they do not cover any autographs, so this is not a 2nd use scrapbook). There are 14 blank pages.
There are 3 pages of journal entry where he talks about leaving Mt Snelling on June 3, 1943, to Camp Kilmer, NJ, and leaving June 13th for Africa. Talks about seeing submarines on June 15th (no damage done), a submarine attack in June 22nd (it was sunk), and sailing to the south to get rid of the subs, 300 miles out of their way. Arrived at Oran Africa on July 5th. Mentions General Patton famous tank 3rd armoured loading to go to Sicily, took 12 hundred war prisoners back to US.
More travel on Aug 27th, 1943, landed in Casa Blanca Africa Sept 13th, landed in Naples August 3rd 1944, 499 German prisoners back to the US, struck by 90 mile wind, 2 degrees of going overboard, arriving back in US Sept 13th. The autographs include (as best as I can read some of them). Pvt Lloyd Honet, N Dakota. Pfc Joseph Tengestal, Lockhart Minn.George Dilley, New London Minn. Pvt Keith Fish, Glenwood Minn. Chester Nelson, St Paul Min.
Pvt Sam Wick, Bovey Minn. Sgt John Andas, Dayton OH. Sgt Chas Simmers, Monroeville Ind. Pvt Elber Olson, Hollock Minn. Pvt Daren DeVault, Deer River Minn.
Pvt Rubert Smith, Glemmell Minn. Pfc Mark "Wag" Mesich, Virginia Minn. Cpl Everett Bergstrom, St Paul Minn.Cpl George Modolygo, Cleveland OH. Sgt Phil "Rip" Canterbury, Minneapolis Minn. Sgt Lester Olson, Epham No Dakota. Pvt Robert Grandinger, Lousville Kentucky. Pvt Jerry Keete, St Paul Minn. Tony Zweiger, Mandan N Dak. Raymond Wroblensky, St Thomas N Dak. The stamps are all pasted directly to the pages (with some loose ones that fell off). 1920's-1940's era Moroccan and European stamps, and then mostly US stamps into the 1950's and 1960s including Christmas seals. Interesting personal artifact from the war, One of a kind. Feel free to ask questions or request photos of certain pages. The item "1943 WWII Soldier's Hand Written War Time Field Autograph Book / Stamp Album" is in sale since Thursday, June 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Correspondence, Mail".
The seller is "antiquitas_1456" and is located in Merion Station, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.