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398th United States Army Air Force Bombardment Squadron Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00799
Scope and Contents Contains a handwritten diary, roster, booklets, and newsletters that were collected by a member of the 398th Bombardment Squadron, 504th Bombardment Group of the Twentieth United States Army Air Force that was stationed on Tinian Island during Word War II. Included in the collection is a diary written by an unknown soldier that follows his voyage from Seattle, Washington in November 1944 up through the end of the War in September 1945. The unknown soldier was an enlisted soldier and worked on...

Bernard T. Lindsey Letters

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Identifier: 01/MS 00075
Scope and Contents 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.

Blizzard Family Papers

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Identifier: 01/MS 00006
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, photographs and other material related to three Franklin, West Virginia brothers who served in the United States military during World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of nearly 200 letters of outgoing correspondence penned by three brothers, Arlie, Arthur, and W. Russell Blizzard to their mother and sisters in Franklin, West Virginia. Some of the topics discussed in the correspondence include army training, work, Arlie's visit to Japan and...

Carl Holmberg Letter

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Identifier: SC 01113
Scope and Contents 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.

James W. Caywood Papers

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Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2014.089
Scope and Contents This collection contains a scrapbook and photographs pertaining to James W. Caywood's service in the United States Navy during World War II. The bulk of the scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and drawings kept by Caywood while serving in Hawaii. Some of the photographs document the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Caywood and other African-American sailors in everyday life on the island, and local Hawaiian women. The scrapbook also contains songs written by Caywood and his...

Fern Cheesebrew Letters

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Identifier: MS 00144
Scope and Contents Letters, 1941-1945, written to Fern Cheesebrew of Middleport, Ohio. Letters are written from various people in the United States Armed Force and primary correspondents include her husband, Frank Cheesebrew, John Piatt, and Clifford Hayes. Both Cheesebrew and Piatt are eventually stationed in different locations in the Pacific Theater, including Hawaii and the Philippines, while Hayes seems to stay at a base in Tampa, Florida. Letters primarily include information about their daily lives in the...

Gertha Sykes Collins Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2011.487
Scope and Contents Primarily this is a collection of love letters written between 1942-1944 to Gertha Barbara Jean Sykes residing in St. Louis, Missouri and James NMI Dansby, an African-American soldier in the United States Army. There are also letters from two other Army soldiers, Jack Smith, stationed in the Pacific and Benjamin D. Collins, an aircompany soldier, whom Sykes married in 1949. The letters begin when Dansby joined the Army and started basic training in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg,...

Dave Richardson's Account of Merrill's Marauders Letter

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Identifier: SC 00507
Content Description Two page letter from news correspondent for Yank, Dave Richardson, giving an account of the expedition of Merrill's Marauders behind Japanese enemy lines during World War II. While his letter was highly censored, he indicated that his articles would appear soon. This letter is written after Richardson's excursion with the infantry outfit and he only indicates that he is writing from Burma. His plans from there were to travel to China by way of India. He mentions a fellow Yank colleague,...

Eddie Hanratty Letter

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Identifier: SC 00098
Scope and Contents 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.

Bill Gelbach Letters

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Identifier: SC 01502
Scope and Contents Letters to father William H. Gelbach about the war in the Pacific. Includes two photographs from New Guinea.

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