May 6, 1942

As the night wore on the machine gun fire slacked off, and after 1:50 pm only an occassional bursts was heard. The battery turned in to get what little sleep was possible. Most of the men slept fittfully in their foxholes, fearing to sleep above ground because of the danger of a sudden artillery barrage..

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May 5, 1942

The entense enemy activity of the week preceding the fateful night of May 5, 1942, presaged a "Big push" at an early date, and the moon was right for a night attempt, being on the wane-and rising about ll 390 pm. So when the enemy artillery preparations for the attack began about 8300 pm,’ that..

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