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Tagged With: Furlough

The Month Went By Too Fast

July 27 and 28, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad as his 30 day Rest and Recuperation furlough is starting to wind down. He is due to report to Fort Dix by midnight of August 3. He even comments that he is likely to be back at Fort Dix by the time Dad gets … Continue reading »

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Now We Have Another Tiny Tot

July 23 and 26, 1945. Anna writes her first two letters to Dad since she has returned home from the hospital with baby Judy. She notes that she “had all this equipment with me when I went to the Brady [Maternity Hospital] but I just never got around to writing to you.” Nonetheless, she thanks … Continue reading »

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The Little Trivialities

March 7 and 14, 1945: Dad writes two relatively short letters home from McCook, Nebraska where he is attached to the 331st Bomb Group. He is back on base after a quick furlough spent home in Albany, NY and is starting his preparations for the next stage of his service.  As he is writing on … Continue reading »

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Marlene Sang a Few Songs

October 6 and 28, 1944. There are only two letters in the archives from Stanley for the month of October 1944. As you recall, Stanley is stationed in Deenethorpe, England where he is in an administrative support role with the 613th Squadron of the 401st Bomb Group. The letter of the 6th is a relatively short one … Continue reading »

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A Darn Good Break

September 12, 1944: Dad writes one last letter home from Topeka before heading out on his furlough. As Dad tells it, his furlough “…will last for 15 days plus 4 or 5 days additional for travelling time. …I’ll be straggling home around the early part of Saturday morning or at any rate it will be on Saturday. … Continue reading »

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Another Kansan Special

August 10, 17 and 20, 1944: Dad writes a few relatively short handwritten letters home, noting that he is “very short of words.” Summer is starting to wane at Topeka Army Air Base as “The days around here are warm and the cool evenings are a wonderful relief.” As he is writing the letter on … Continue reading »

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I Can Imagine Being Home

August 5 and 7, 1944. Dad writes two letters home from Topeka. He mentions that he had the day before off and went golfing in the morning, getting back to camp before the temperature hit a high of 102 for the day.  As he is writing the letter, it is late in the evening (“around … Continue reading »

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Three Extra Days

July 6 and 10, 1944: Two letters from Anna to her brothers. Anna writes that the Fourth of July is “all over with” and that “it was a very quiet holiday.” For the most part, the family spent the long weekend going to Lake Champlain and Lake Saratoga for some fun, picnicking, swimming and fishing. … Continue reading »

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Sixteen Months

March 6 and 13, 1944, a few short notes from Stanley to Dad. Stanley has settled back into life on base at Deenethorpe after seeing a bit of the countryside on a 48 hour pass. He’s been given additional help in the office so he is managing to catch upon his work and is taking … Continue reading »

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The Empty House

March 10 and 13, 1944: Anna writes two letters to Dad. One letter is to both brothers while the other is just to Dad. Anna has already received a few letters from Dad now that he is back in Topeka after his furlough. Things around home in Albany are settling down after Dad’s visit and … Continue reading »

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