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Geiger Field WA

Things are Humming Around Here

June 23, 1943. Stanley writes to Dad. Stanley relays the news that he was promoted from corporal to sergeant on June 21. He apologizes for not writing earlier as he has been busy with work. Just the last night he “worked till almost eleven in the evening just getting a supplemental payroll so them wise … Continue reading »

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The Feature Attraction

June 18, 1943. A Letter from Stanley to Dad. It seems like mama isn’t the only one going to the dentist these days. Stanley reports that he made a trip to the on-base dentist at Geiger Field. Unlike his mother, though, there we no extractions involved. He notes, “We had a dental inspection one day … Continue reading »

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Red Hot Riding Hood

June 15, 1943. Stanley writes a shorter than normal letter to Dad from Geiger Field. The letter discusses some of the movies that he’s seen lately as well as some advice to his younger brother on how to handle a problem with a coworker. He also confirms to Dad that he, indeed, knew John Plisich … Continue reading »

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We Do Different Things

June 14, 1943. Uncle Stanley writes to Dad from Geiger Field near Spokane, Washington. His group (the 401st Bomb Group) continues to grow. He reports that they got 14 new men in just as he finished doing the payroll.  As a clerk he reports “when you get into the personnel work this is where your headaches … Continue reading »

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Stanley’s Blood Pressure

June 10, 1943. Stanley writes a brief page and a half letter to Dad. He is settling in at Geiger Field while Dad has been settling in at Topeka.  Stanley has been keeping track of their movements and writes, “That is your 5th place where you are since you are in the Army. This place … Continue reading »

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I’ll Never Forget That Experience

June 4th and 8th. Stanley writes two letters to Dad. It looks like he is on the move again too.  The letters are written from Geiger Field, about 9 miles from Spokane, Washington. The 125 mile trip took only 40 minutes thanks to travel in a B-17F. Stanley reports that the flight was “a new experience” … Continue reading »

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