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From the Front Lines to the C-47 Skytrains: An Eyewitness Account of Caring for the Wounded by the 111th Evacuation Hospital in WWII

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For over 75 years the eyewitness account of the 111th Evacuation Hospital’s service during WWII (from Normandy to the fall of the 3rd Reich) lay mostly forgotten in the family basement of a doctor’s home in a small-town in Ohio.  Recently rediscovered and transcribed, Capt. E.G. Ditch, M.D.’s 100s of letters, photographs and his personal diary tell the story of the 111th Evac as they care for the wounded: Americans, Germans and 100s of former prisoners from slave labor and POW camps.  See original wartime photographs from the 111th Evac of their experience during the War including operating on the wounded and evacuation to waiting C-47 Skytrains like the one at PSAM.

Presenter:  Robert Philbrook


April 20
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm