Sailed from U.S. on September 26, 1946 aboard U.S. Army Transport "The George Washington."
Arrived Bremerhaven October 6, 1946 having studied German on the way over from the German Language Guide (approx 4 inch high brown 66 pg pamphlet, published "for military personnel only," 1943).
Major Mary Bell came aboard and got us 26 teachers off, piloted us to the train.
The next day we boarded Hilter's yacht for a memorable trip up the Rhine.
Hilter's yacht was the last word in yacht design with all glass front and map of Germany in inlaid wood.
It was the first meeting of all U.S. teachers in Europe aboard the yacht.
And it was the first time I ever saw beer - all you could drink and more - served at a teacher's meeting.
Next day I learned my assignment - Berlin.
Left to right: Helen Macon, Major Mary Bell & Mildred Neale
Mildred Neale was in the first group of teachers at Thomas A. Roberts 1946-1947.
14 October 1946 - Thomas A. Roberts - First Day of School.
December 2011 - School still in use.
Mary Curran - Mildred (Neale) Baltz's daughter - 55 years later
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