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Ed Sanderbeck Letters

Identifier: MS 00236

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Content Description

Mostly envelopes of letters Ed Sanderbeck sent to his wife Fay Weekley from 1941- 1945 while he served in the United States Air Force during World War II. The envelopes have notes written to Fay, but the letters have been removed and are not with the envelopes. Notes discuss his life in the military as he was stationed in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Korea, and his unit's success at shooting down Japanese planes. Almost 350 envelopes in total, includes some Vmail and some undated letters.


  • Creation: 1941-1945


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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Edward C Sanderbeck was born in 1920 in Bridgewater, PA, and served in the US Air Force from 1942-45 in the 475th Fighter Group. He reached the rank of Colonel and was honorably discharged in 1945. He married Fay Weekley in 1946 and after the war they lived in Monaca, PA. Fay died in 2010 and Edward died in 2017. They are buried in Carson Valley Cemetery, Blair Country, PA.


1.75 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gary Barranger, class of ’73 Law ’76.



Guide to the Ed Sanderbeck Letters
Olivia Weiss, SCRC Apprentice
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository