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Berlin, Richard E., 1894- / Diary of a flight to occupied Germany, July 20 to August 27, 1945.
(1945?)

The flight home,   pp. 110-111 ff. PDF (924.5 KB)


Page 111

And so, flying over New York about 7 and circling the City, we
were given an unwanted sight-seeing trip of familiar New York.
The New York passengers complained bitterly-"Why not put us
down at La Guardia instead of sight-seeing?"
Flown instead to Washington, we arrived there about 8, and
had a two hours' wait going through customs, medical inspection,
etc., finally flying back to New York. But the little annoyances at
the end were soon forgotten as we reviewed on the way home the
courteous attentions we had received on a most interesting and
instructive trip.
We liked the G.I.s and their commanders and were tremendous-
ly impressed with the job they had done in Europe. All the same,
how glad we were to be home and out of the horror and havoc in
Lurope. We found ourselves offering thanks that we are Amer-
icans who can live in peace and quiet.
AND SO ENDS THE DIARY.
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