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Thanksgiving Dinner 1944

I thought I’d share some traditional Thanksgiving recipes with you, courtesy of TM 10-412 – Army Recipes – 15 August 1944.  Sadly, the holiday snuck up on me, so I didn’t have time to see if I had an original menu from WW2 in our collection.  I will make sure to go ahead & start looking for Christmas menus soon!

Very few, if any combat troops got a Thanksgiving dinner this nice.  (probably NONE!)  I’m sure there were more than a few soldiers who did get a meal like this, especially soldiers serving stateside.  FYI, all recipes are for 100 servings.  If your family gathering is smaller, you will need to adjust accordingly! Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner 1944