The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

Feb. 14, 1946, Omaha World-Herald

Help for G.I. Brides Asked
Many Left Holding American Babies

Compiled from Press and Cable Dispatches
A resolution sent Wednesday from the Town Guardians of Dartford, Kent to the British Health Ministry urged Government action to protect G.I. brides against just “holding the American baby.”

Thousands of United States soldiers were stationed at Dartford during the war. Many married local girls, the United Press stated.

The Guardians were perturbed at the number of brides being divorced after their husbands returned to the United States.

Their resolution followed application of a G. I. wife for public assistance for herself and baby.

Brides to Sail Today

Four G.I. brides and a 10 month-old son of a Nebraska service man are to sail from England Thursday on the SS Washington, the Associated Press cabled. The ship will carry 1,200 brides and children.

Scheduled to embark are Mrs. Nora E. Davison and her son, John H. dependents of T5 Glenn A. Davison of Grand Island; Mrs. Dorothy M. Gebhard of Kirkcaldy Fife, Scotland, wife of Sgt. Harlan A. Gebhard, Alma; Mrs. Ellen M. Carey, wife of Capt. William T. Carey, Homer, and Mrs. Theresa Diamond, wife of S. Sgt. Oscar L. Diamond, 4228 Wirt Street, Omaha.

The Navy told the United Press it is attempting to speed mail deliveries to personnel in the Pacific.

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