This oil painting was given to John Amerspek on his retirement from Picatinny Arsenal after over 30 years of service. It depicts some of the ammunition projects he managed.
A WWII Memoir
After John Amerspek turned 21, he spent three years in Europe…
His Army outfit crossed the Atlantic in February, 1943, after a few months training. They invaded North Africa; fought in Tunisia; captured the Isle of Pantelleria; invaded Sicily; invaded Salerno, Italy and its tenuous beachhead; stalled at Cassino against an enemy well entrenched; invaded Anzio and fought there outnumbered in static positions for four months.
After the breakout, they liberated Rome, invaded Southern France, moved north into France and fought a winter campaign in the mountains of Alsace-Lorraine, then crossed the Rhine River at Worms, Germany.
They were one of the first groups to liberate Dachau and witness the horrors there. This book gives a GI’s firsthand account of these experiences.
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