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James StillA Life$
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Carol Boggess

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813174181

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.001.0001

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Joining Up and Shipping Out

Joining Up and Shipping Out

(p.183) 14 Joining Up and Shipping Out
James Still

Carol Boggess

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter tells of why and how James Still entered the Army in March 1942, several months after the US entered World War II. His training began near San Antonio with the 8th Air Depot Group, which left New York six months later on a ship headed for the Gold Coast of Africa. Still carried a paperback copy of Walden and kept a diary of the crossing on the margins of the pages.

Keywords:   World War II, 8th Air Depot Group, Cold Coast of Africa, Walden diary

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