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AFS Ambulances in Convoy in the Blowing Sand

Creator
Cobb, John Candler, II, 1919-2016
Creation Date
1943/03
Who
WWII driver
When
WWII
Where
North Africa
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Photo: John C. Cobb, courtesy AFS Archives, NY.

It was rough going. We ("Fox" Edwards and I) had a wounded German soldier on a stretcher in our ambulance. He was in great pain, so we had to go slowly. We fell behind our unit and found ourselves overtaken by the speeding, churning, and rumbling vehicles of the 10th Corps. All medical units were on the move, so there was no place to leave him. His condition looked pretty bad.