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Tagged With: War Letters

You Have Been There Long Enough

December 2, 1945. Stanley kicks off December with a three and a half page typewritten letter. He has pretty much taken over the letter writing duties from home since Anna is “quite busy with the two little ones”. Even so, Stanley writes that Anna has given him a note with “some ideas of what to … Continue reading »

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It’s Not Like Times Square

November 27, 1945. Jae Damusis writes a letter to Dad from Tokyo. Damusis is a fellow who Dad befriended early in his army career. Joe is writing shortly after his arrival. This is the only letter in the collection written from post-war 1945 Japan. I find it interesting in that it provides a contemporaneous impression … Continue reading »

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This Frying Pan of an Island

November 27 and December 2, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam with his “hope this letter will bring…some of the warmth from this frying pan of an island.”  The war has been finished for some time, the army is winding things down at Northwest Field and Christmas is on its way. With all … Continue reading »

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I’ll Take an LST Headed for the States

November 20 and 23, 1945.  Dad writes two letters home from Guam with “the news…as well as the rumors.” Apparently one of the rumors (from the Executive Officer of the group) is that the “35 pointers would be screened and would remain with this outfit for about 5 to 6 months and then the outfit … Continue reading »

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I Still Have 47 Points

November 13 and 17, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam where he is marking his “7th month overseas.” They continue to wind things down as more and more men are being shipped back to the states. Dad details some of the preparations. “This coming Friday and Saturday we get flu shots mostly for the … Continue reading »

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Always on the Go

November 11 and 16, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad from home in Albany, NY. The eleventh being a Sunday is Stanley’s day off.  He mentions going to church and seeing some of their friends who were in the service, specifically Steve Miskiewicz who “came back to the states after being in the Chinese … Continue reading »

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A Beggar’s Meal

November  5 and 6, 1945. Dad writes home from Guam where he is stationed with the 331st Bomb Group. He acknowledges that the weather back home in Albany, New York stating, “I know it must be kind of cold up there by now but I’m making it up for all of you down here.” He also … Continue reading »

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That is Still up to Congress

October 26 and 29, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Northwest Field on Guam where he writes, “Out outfit is pretty well settled here. We now take ice water for granted here as well as coffee and showers whenever you want to. You can wash your clothes anytime you want to. I wash mine … Continue reading »

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I am Now a Civilian

October 26 and 30, 1945. Stanley has been officially discharged and is writing from home where he exults, “Yes sir brother, I am now a civilian.” As the situation was when Stanley had his 30 days R&R after getting home from England, he acknowledges that it will be his duty to keep up the correspondence … Continue reading »

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I’ve Made the Grade

October 13, 1945. Stanley writes a letter to Dad from the Orderly Room in Abilene, where “it is sort of quiet.”  He details some of the benefits of working in the Orderly Room, specifically, “I have been here almost two months and I have only stood one inspection and the rest…I’ve been working on the morning … Continue reading »

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