May 9, 1943 – Merton’s War Diary

In 1943 and 1944,  my Grandfather Merton Young traveled to Greenland while working for the Merritt- Chapman-Scott Company.  He wrote a brief diary of his journey of which this is a piece.

May 9, 1943

Received telegram telling me to report in company office next morning

Almost three weeks from Merton’s initial trip to New York he had moved from the waiting list to the – we will see you tomorrow list.  I would imagine that any nerves he may have felt were washed away by how quickly he needed to report in New York the very next day.  My father would have been 10 years old, and his sister 15.  I am sure my Grandmother Doris cooked something spectacular for dinner that night.

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