Letters, 1943-1946, of Harold R. Cunningham, a Navy chaplain from California. Includes letters written while at the Chaplain's School at the College of William & Mary and while on subsequent duty assignments in Wales, at the Sampson Naval Training Center in New York and aboard the USS Arkansas. Most of the letters are addressed to his mother in California. All others are addressed to his wife.
Scrapbook of Robert L. Curtin, covering the years 1941-1949, including his years served in the U.S. Navy, 1943-1945. Included are letters of both private and military nature, photographs, newspaper clippings, military orders, wedding announcements, telegrams, invitations, and currency. Places mentioned in the scrapbook are Connecticut; Massachusetts; Camp Peary, Williamsburg, Virginia; California; and the Philippines.
Two page letter addressed to his sweetheart, Ruthie S. Davis, letting her know how much he misses her.
4 letters addressed to Harold Mandel from his family and girlfriend. Harold Mandel served in World War II with the Army's Air Force 78th AAFB with Squadron C-1. One of his brother's, David Mandel also served in the Army Air Force as an Officer (Lieutenant). One of his letters is from Langley Air Field, Virginia. The family was Jewish and David Mandel was held as a prisoner of war for a brief period in 1945. (source, NARA.gov)
Letters to Grace from friends Mary Ellen Zynth and Rose about Grace's brother being drafted into the army, upcoming family weddings, and nursing school.
Letters including V-mail, 1943-1946, written to Yvonne E. DeJean of Opelousa, Louisiana from Joseph D. Prince (boyfriend) and other soldiers. Other writers are Joseph Minix, Sgt. B.J. Lewis, Pfc. Frank Brown, Raymond Stout, Harry Tyler, Killroy Car and Eddis Tyler. Most letters are personal with some mention of the war, their surroundings, and training/duties.
Contains a diary of an unknown soldier while stationed in Saipan during World War II. The diary begins in Februray 1945 and continues until February 1946. The diary includes descriptions of soldier life, patrols, planes shot down among others. There are drawings of Iwo Jima as well as a list of names, which may be either planes or boats around the island. Also included is a copy of The Saipan Daily Target from January 1946 featuring news from the United States and comics about the war.
Diary, 1945-1946, of an unknown person detailing the reactions to the end of World War II. It includes both handwritten diary entries and well as newspaper clippings cut out and glued into the diary. The cover includes a political cartoon entitled "New Light of Asia" and depicts firebombs falling on Tokyo.
One letter from Donald A. Anderson to Miss Rose Russo dated October 17, 1942. Anderson was stationed with Platoon 825 at the Recruitment Depot of Paris Island, South Carolina with the United States Marine Corps.
One letter from Donald Ransom to his family dated October 1, 1944. Ransom served in Company C of the 1257th Engineer's Corps, "C" Battalion in World War II.
Collection of letters from Dorothy to her husband, Richard, a Reservist in the Army during World War II. He was stationed with the 59th Training Group in Squadron 598 V at Keesler Field, Mississippi.
Letters of Thomas C. Douglass, 1941-1946, relating to World War II. Letters to his wife Suzanne Lyon Wallace Douglass (1922-1999) concern family issues and war news and include descriptions of his medical practices and financial dealings.
Collection of letters to and from the Dowdy family from 1944-69. Daniel and Gladys Dowdy were residents of Eggleston, VA. Their letters to each other, written in 1944-45, discuss their life together, their plans for after the war, and their romance in explicit detail. Also includes letters from 1961-62 from the Dowdy children's German penpal, and letters from 1969 as son Harold began basic training in the US Army.
This collection contains diaries, photographs, and other material related to Margetta Doris (Hirsch) Doyle. The bulk of the collection consists of material related to Margetta Doyle's days as a student at Mary from 1941-1945. The collection also includes a diary, photographs, and financial information concerning a trip to China, Japan, and Hong Kong in the fall of 1984 by Margetta Hirsch Doyle, her husband, and two friends. The diaries contain summary notes compiled by Margetta Doyle.