This is a "war story". A true war story. A WW2 story.

My father, Thomas E. Andes, was a physician who served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa in 1942 - 43.

He ran a medical supply group and provided medical care to various squadrons of fighter and bombers as the Army moved westward across the "Maghreb" from Egypt to Tunesia.

He didn't talk much about the war.

He did write several poems during that time. And painted Disney's "seven dwarves" on wooden panels taken from Italian dynamite crates.

This story, "Benghazi 1943" is from that time.

 

Gene Andes