...provide me with them, please? Many thanks in advance.
Sue Margetson asked for information on Brig. William Arthur Scales Turner and received a prompt reply from Lucia Whitehead, SHAEF PRD , who had written us "I am in touch and the lady is equally excited."
Lucia's first response reads, in part: "Memories Memories - you have opened a big wide window with your request to the SHAEF Communique, if it is the same man. He was my boss or more correctly I was his P.A. in Eisenhower's H.Q. from October 1943 to July 1945 and was very well loved by all. If you are right about his birth date, I find it hard to believe that when I first reported to him (I was an A.T.S. sergeant) in Norfolk House St. James's Square he was as old as 74. I know he was called out of retirement to do the job of Deputy Director of Public Relations and I frequently talked to his wife Elsie on the telephone while we were still stationed in London. I could go on forever but have recently published my memoirs which has a lot of mentions of him. If I had your address I would send you a leaflet about it."
I just found the SHAEF site online. Thank you for making this information available. My father, Sgt. Walter J. Dietz served at SHAEF, and was a part of the original staff. He drove Ike's jeep reguarly pre-invasion and then later for senior staff members after arriving in France. Including Generals Bradley and Mark Clark. Unfortunately, my father has passed. Are there still veterans in touch and sharing photographs? I would love to see what is available, or if anyone remembers Walt (nickname "Red"). We still have little things around the family, Dad's SHAEF patch, some jeep photos, nine with Ike. We even have a jeep insignia plate with an extra fifth star that some of the gurs made up as a joke, if I understand the story correctly, but it was of course never used. Thanks again for the Internet website.