The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

Unfortunate

LONDON, Feb. 4 (1946)--(AP)--

U.S. army authorities said Monday that 100 GI husbands had written them cancelling applications to have their British wives taken to the United States pending divorce actions. A spokesman said that many additional husbands never have applied for transportation for their wives.


Thank you Jane Diepeveen for sending in the article.

Jane's father was Col. Floyd Lyle, a troop transport commander. He was also in charge of the war brides on ships going from England to the U.S., known as the "diaper run". Two of the ships he was on were the Argentina and the Vulcania. She doesn't know the names of the others. If you have knowledge of him commanding your ship, please drop her an email.

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