This small leatherbound six-ring notebook contains the personal field notes of John Goodin with critical illustrations and notations of positions, tactics, patrols, advance guard, etc. Some notes include: "All persons are hostile till proven otherwise. In going over wire, crouch low. After investigating, leap across trenches & hit ground. Avoid making noises. No exposed light. If caught in a flare, freeze yourself. Don't look at - will blind you."
1944-45 map of the combat trail of the 32nd Armored Regiment from England to France to Belgium and Germany. Landing on Omaha Beach June 23, then advancing inland about 21 miles to Villiers Fossard, their first engagement was described as a "baptism by fire " and "heavy casualties sustained." Fifty detailed movements correspond to positions on the map.
More information about the 32nd Armored Regiment may be found in a book in the John Goodin Papers entitled "Spearhead in the West 1941-1945."
WWII Field Notebook
Fifty detailed movements and operations of the Combat Trail of the 32nd Armored Regiment 3rd Armored Spearhead Division whose motto was "Victory or Death."