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Dave Richardson's Account of Merrill's Marauders Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00507
Two page letter from news correspondent for Yank, Dave Richardson, giving an account of the expedition of Merrill's Marauders behind Japanese enemy lines during World War II. While his letter was highly censored, he indicated that his articles would appear soon. This letter is written after Richardson's excursion with the infantry outfit and he only indicates that he is writing from Burma. His plans from there were to travel to China by way of India. He mentions a fellow Yank colleague, John Bushemi, killed during a Pacific invasion and asks for updates on those still in the United States. He closes with a statement that he was the only correspondent to stick with the Marauders for their entire 500 mile march.

Dates

  • 1944-04-16

Creator

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Extent

.01 Linear Feet