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Great Falls Army Air Base

The Butcher Dentists

October 14 and 17, 1943. Two one page typed letters from Stanley to Dad. Stanley’s group is still more than a week away from getting shipped out. Most of the packing is done and Stanley is all caught up on his work.  From the indications in Stanley’s letter it seems that the medical staff on the … Continue reading »

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If It Ain’t One Thing It’s Another

October 9-13 1943. Several letters from Dad to home in quick succession.  In the first letter of the batch, Dad gives an indication that he has time to write home when he specifies “There isn’t much going around except that the guys who were considered overages left for over-the-pond training…” He even has time to … Continue reading »

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Quite the Thing, Eh?

October 6th and 9th 1943. Two letters from Stanley to Dad. Stanley is still in Great Falls, MT “with a few more days to go” before deployment overseas, while Dad is at Topeka Army Air Base in Kansas. At this point Stanley writes, “Since we started to pack why I have a little more time … Continue reading »

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A Doolittle Raider Visits Great Falls

July 22 & 23, 1943. Two letters from Stanley to Dad. The first one is a short one-page note, and mainly serves as an excuse for Stanley to use some base letterhead that was lying around the office. He mentions that they had a group review the previous day. “We usually have it just before … Continue reading »

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Sew the Corporal Stripes On

July 17 & 19, 1943. A pair of letters from Uncle Stanley to Dad. Stanley has been at Great Falls, Montana for about a week and a half while Dad is in his second month at Topeka Army Air Base. Stanley has been burning the midnight oil getting the payroll done, working until 2 and … Continue reading »

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Some Picture

July 14, 1943. A letter from Stanley to Dad.  This one is just about two pages long.  Stanley apologizes in a roundabout way for not writing too often as the work never seems to stop. “Every time I turn around I got to make a payroll and if that does not knock the energy out … Continue reading »

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Leaving Geiger Field

July 10, 1943. Stanley writes a relatively short (1 ½ page) letter to Dad. As goes life in the Army, Stanley is at a new base. They left Geiger Field a few days later than expected on July 7th and had a 22 hour trip to Great Falls, Montana. Any more, travel between bases has … Continue reading »

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