In The Home Front, the telegram reporting that John-boy was missing arrived during the allied invasion of Tunisia, which ended in May 1943. In this episode, however, we are told he went missing after having served in the invasion of Sicily, which didn't begin until July 1943.
Opening Narration: There is something in a mountain which gives strength and stability to those who know it well. Its timeless slopes make troubles seem smaller. We were to draw on that strength many times during the anxious years of World War Two, but those years brought troubles of a kind we had never known before—the pain of separation from loved ones who were sent overseas, and who might have become casualties or prisoners of war; the agony of waiting.
Closing Narration: The book was published and brought comfort to many who wanted an honest report on their loved ones overseas—and those were the people for whom G.I. Journal was written.
The German episode title is "John-Boys Kriegstagebuch", meaning "John-Boy's War Journal".