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Box 1


Contains 10 Results:

Correspondence, 1943 June – September 13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

Five letters, one each from May, June, and September, and two from August. Correspondence from Charles Avery to Ruth and Willis Dunlap while stationed at Camp Butner, North Carolina following a furlough. Charles is attending several classes for college credit. Includes talk of what to do with his belongings in their house, and time spent in the infirmary.

Dates: 1943 June – September 13

Correspondence, 1943 September 23 – November

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Five letters, one from September and October and three from November. The letters involve national testing in Charles’s classes, meeting his girlfriend Ang in New York, and planning for Christmas.

Dates: 1943 September 23 – November

Correspondence, 1944 February – May

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

Five letters, one from February, three from April, and one from May. After passing his tests, Charles is transferred to the 78th Infantry Division, called the Lightning Division. Discussion begins of whether he will be shipped overseas soon.

Dates: 1944 February – May

Correspondence, 1944 June – July

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents

Five letters, two from June and three from July. Charles talks about whether the 78th will be going overseas soon, Charles being advanced to the rank of Private First Class, and how training is going.

Dates: 1944 June – July

Correspondence, 1944 August – September 17

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

Six letters, four from August, one from September, and one circa September. Letters involving training, a flare-up of tonsillitis, and spending time with Ang in Philadelphia where she has taken a job as a teacher.

Dates: 1944 August – September 17

Correspondence, 1944 September 26 – December 18

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

Five letters, two from September and one from October before shipping overseas, one from November in England and one from December in Germany. When in Germany, Charles is seeing active combat on the front lines.

Dates: 1944 September 26 – December 18

Correspondence, 1944 December 28 – 1945 February

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents

One letter from a rest camp in the Netherlands in December and four from the front in Germany, December 1944 to January 1945. Includes letters about paying his dentist bill, meeting people from back home who are in the army now, and setting up a joint bank account with Ang.

Dates: 1944 December 28 – 1945 February

Correspondence, 1945 August – September 7

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

One letter from occupied Germany after the war is over in Europe, and three from Biarritz, France, where Charles is attending more classes. Also a newspaper mailed from within Germany in May 1945 with an article about Charles’s regiment, the 311th.

Dates: 1945 August – September 7

Correspondence, 1945 September 11 – October 13

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

Five letters, three from September (one missing a page) and two from October. Charles writes from Biarritz, France, about his classes and leisure activities. The Dunlaps have informed Charles that his mother is dying. Charles tries to get an emergency furlough to see her.

Dates: 1945 September 11 – October 13

Correspondence, 1945 October 23 – November

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Two letters from October and one from November, from outside Kasell, Germany, where Charles has learned that his and Ruth’s mother died before he could get a furlough. In the final letter, he has received the furlough and plans to come home after spending time alone in France.

Dates: 1945 October 23 – November