D-Day Correspondence


Allen M. Boyden



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surgery; Normandy (France)--History, Military; World war, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy; husband and wife; war; military hospitals; Operation Overlord


A surgeon in the Army, Maj. Allen M. Boyden performed some of the first surgeries on Omaha Beach. In this letter, Boyden writes to his wife, explaining that this is the first letter he was able to write to her in a long time - presumably the first letter since before the Allied invasion at Normandy, France on D-Day. He writes about not being able to sleep for a week due to the many major surgeries he had to conduct. Maj. Boyden writes that he feels he is making a difference in the war.




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1944-06-12, Allen to Wife