XIX Corps moved to Bad Nauheim, down by Frankfurt, but the work for the Corps
Staff wasn't over. The Surgeon's Section had to take over and administer
40 German military hospitals with 45,000 wounded Germans. The Artillery
Headquarters had to take over the running of a big area. G-5 still had
thousands of DP's (Displaced Persons) on his hands, and the trains carrying the Russians
left Wetzlar every day. G-2 had to run down war criminals and Nazis, and
set up Document Centers to process the papers we found. G-3 started an
Education Program, and everyone wondered about his points.
|All images in the Blog Post were captured by Wilbur C Garner while in Bad Nauheim|
|Wilbur (Bill) C Garner|
There were no more letters from Bill after April 19, 1945, in the bundle of letters Mary saved from the war. While I am sure he continued to write Mary, and Gwen until he was sent home, the letter dated April 19, 1945 is the last surviving.
He sent photos on to Gwen who kept them in her "Garner-Wilkins" album where she labeled and kept all the photos Bill sent back to her from the war and from the time they met in the late winter of 1944.
|Bill and C.Q.M.S Saunders, Germany|