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Tagged With: Geiger Field

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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I Hope You Get Your Breaks Soon

June 28th and 30th 1943. Stanley writes two letters to Dad from Geiger Field in Washington State. The 28th is Dad’s 20th birthday. It is about 10:20 at night as Stanley writes and sends his greetings. He acknowledges that he heard from Anna that several of the neighbors back in Albany were contacted for background … Continue reading »

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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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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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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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