Free Press Staff Writer
Mrs. Virginia Thorkelson, 26, of 4711 Second, will be among the 1,000 American wives and children who will sail in April to join their Army of Occupation husbands in Germany.
She and her two sons, Peter, 4, and Nicky, 15 months, were excited at first.
But after they received “Circular No. 46, Accommodations for Dependents in Berlin” from the War Department, they were just busy.
The army’s “planning guide” relates that “families arriving in Berlin can expect to be quartered in houses containing… tub, toilet, basin, sink, electric lights and ovenless stove.”
It also says that “Issue-type folding cots, mattresses, pillows, and blankets can drawn from the Quartermaster.”
But you can bring your own[…]
Author: Catherine McGuire Straus
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.