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Author Archives: John

I’ll Take an LST Headed for the States

November 20 and 23, 1945.  Dad writes two letters home from Guam with “the news…as well as the rumors.” Apparently one of the rumors (from the Executive Officer of the group) is that the “35 pointers would be screened and would remain with this outfit for about 5 to 6 months and then the outfit … Continue reading »

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Everything on the Home Front

November 18 and 25, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad on Guam from home in Albany, NY. He is writing the letter of the 18th at about 2PM on a Sunday afternoon. He reports that “there is not much news from the home front…” and “everything seems to be going okay…”   Little Terry is … Continue reading »

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I Still Have 47 Points

November 13 and 17, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam where he is marking his “7th month overseas.” They continue to wind things down as more and more men are being shipped back to the states. Dad details some of the preparations. “This coming Friday and Saturday we get flu shots mostly for the … Continue reading »

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Always on the Go

November 11 and 16, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad from home in Albany, NY. The eleventh being a Sunday is Stanley’s day off.  He mentions going to church and seeing some of their friends who were in the service, specifically Steve Miskiewicz who “came back to the states after being in the Chinese … Continue reading »

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A Beggar’s Meal

November  5 and 6, 1945. Dad writes home from Guam where he is stationed with the 331st Bomb Group. He acknowledges that the weather back home in Albany, New York stating, “I know it must be kind of cold up there by now but I’m making it up for all of you down here.” He also … Continue reading »

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Polishing his Discharge Button

November 4, 1945. Stanley writes a letter to Dad from home in Albany where he reports everyone is “in a pretty good state of health.” He apologizes for not writing sooner, explaining that he has “been running around looking for a job here and there.” Among the many companies he’s applied to are “The New … Continue reading »

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The Red Cross Truck

November 1, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam where he is still stationed with the 331st Bomb Group, even though the war in the Pacific has been over for two months. He mentions that his group is not the only occupants of the island. He writes that he had the afternoon of the … Continue reading »

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That is Still up to Congress

October 26 and 29, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Northwest Field on Guam where he writes, “Out outfit is pretty well settled here. We now take ice water for granted here as well as coffee and showers whenever you want to. You can wash your clothes anytime you want to. I wash mine … Continue reading »

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I am Now a Civilian

October 26 and 30, 1945. Stanley has been officially discharged and is writing from home where he exults, “Yes sir brother, I am now a civilian.” As the situation was when Stanley had his 30 days R&R after getting home from England, he acknowledges that it will be his duty to keep up the correspondence … Continue reading »

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SPAM, SPAM, and More SPAM

October 9 and 17, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam. His letter on the 9th is relatively short while his letter on the 17th runs three pages. The main reason for the letter on the 9th is to send some negatives home and ask that his folks get some prints made and send them back. He … Continue reading »

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