I remember how my Uncle, John Stanton, said he landed on the beach in North Africa in 1942. He told me the troopship he was on had engine trouble in the Atlantic on the way over and the convoy sailed on without them. He said they finally caught up to the convoy off the coast, and the ship was either torpedowed or hit by a shell. Anyway he said that the ship was on fire and he jumped over the side, and he landed on his first beach head holding on to a rope, being towed by a small boat.
Biography of John A. Stanton, 20th Eng. Cbt. Rgt./1340th Eng. Cbt. Bn., U.S.A.
Back To Justin Oral History, Army Anecdotes
Please Share your Stories! E-mail the Curator to share or discuss or with any questions!