This collection contains over 300 letters, postcards, telegrams, and other correspondences during WWII to Margaret Applegate, a woman living in Indianapolis, Indiana. The authors were primarily employed in many branches of the American Armed Forces, including the Navy, the Army, and the Marine Corps, but also included families of these men and family friends. The correspondence was sent from Southwest Pacific, England, Luxemberg, China, Burma, and other locations. Each letter has a received on date written by Margaret.
This collection has been digitized. Links to the digital objects can be found at the folder level within the container inventory.
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