Large amount of letters from Bernard T. Lindsey to his wife, Julia from 1943-1946. During World War II, Lindsey served as a Bosuns' Mate, First Class in the United States Navy. He participated in the Pacific theater and served on board the USS RINGOLD (1940), USS ALBERMARLE (1941), USS NEW JERSEY BB-62 (1942), and USS WISCONSIN BB-64 (1943-1946). These letters cover the time that Lindsey served on the USS WISCONSIN.
This collection contains a single letter, written immediately after the announcement of the surrender of Germany by a mother in Connecticut to her son, Private First Class Carl Holmberg, who had been wounded. The letter discusses the arrival of V-E Day, the continuing fighting in the Pacific, and advice to not continue serving.
Two page letter from Eddie (Edward M.) Hanratty to his wife dated 07 December 1945. He writes from Okinawa and describes the monotony of life while soldiers await their turn to go home. He describes the dismal weather, shoddy accommodations, and the little entertainment on the island.