Diary, 1938-1942, of Lawrence F. Ludtke of Oakland, California. In daily entries Ludtke talks about the different jobs he held, like clerk and accountant, and the at times difficult search for jobs. He also mentions his parents and wife, daily chores and social activities. In March 1942 Ludtke got drafted into the U.S. Marines and reported for training to the U.S. Marine base in San Diego. He describes his training and the various jobs, like 'super' and checking car tags, etc. he held at the Alameda Naval Air Station (Alameda, California) after missing the qualification to be marksman. Some entries include comments on WWII events.
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