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Tagged With: Army Clerk

Level and True

April 18, 20, 21 and 24, 1944: Some V-mails from Stanley Murawski, who is with the 401st Bomb Group in Deenethorpe, to his brother, Anthony who is stationed at Topeka Army Air Base.  Stanley writes about a few of the USO shows that where held on base and shares a humorous poem about Army clerks. … Continue reading »

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Sort of a Salesman

February 12 and 16, 1944: Dad writes two letters home from Topeka Army Air Base while stationed at the HQ Squadron of the 21st Bomb Wing. Dad is looking forward to going home on his furlough and is dealing with it being delayed and its conditions being changed on him. He also writes to explain … Continue reading »

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I Sure Lost a Lot of Sleep

October 25, 1943. This is a short letter from Stanley to Dad. It’s been crunch time for the past few days for Stanley as he has been working long into the night. It looks like he finally got a night with no work and he gets a quick letter off to his brother. Stanley acknowledges … Continue reading »

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Time Isn’t Dragging

July 23, 24 and 28, 1943. A few letters from Dad in Topeka, Kansas to the family back home in Albany. Dad is looking forward to his furlough (his first since being inducted at the beginning of the year) and he is starting to make preparations to head home. He is planning to leave either … 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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I Will Try Again Later

July 17 & 20 1943. Letters home from Dad responding to the letter that his sister wrote him on the 14th. As he is writing on the evening of the 17th he is pulling CQ duty and has time to catch up on his correspondence. He was glad to hear about their friend Joe Miller … 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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Articles of War

July 5 & 7, 1943. Dad writes two letters home to Albany from Topeka. The first is relatively short. In it he explains that his rating for Corporal has been held up by the higher ups considering whether his boss (T/Sgt. Ball) gets his promotion at the same time. Apparently both Dad’s and T/Sgt. Ball’s … Continue reading »

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The Best Friend I Met

June 25, 1943. A letter home from Dad. He is still waiting to hear from Base HQ about his application for ASTP. He hopes to hear back soon. He assures his family that “trying out for ASTP is not a scheme to try to deprive you of my furlough or to prolong my stay on … Continue reading »

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