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Maurice Edwin Becker Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Carton: WWII 2, Folder: 25-27
Identifier: 2014-161-w-r
This collection contains the correspondence of PFC Maurice Edwin Becker, USA to his mother and father during the Second World War. Included in PFC. Becker's correspondence are:

22 letters

11 V-mail

1 postcard

1 Western Union telegram

There is also one letter written by a woman named Dorothy to Becker's mother and father, dated August 22, 1944. A few of the letters in the beginning of the collection are not dated. A telegram in the collection is addressed to Becker's father, Gordon E. Becker, informing him that his son was wounded in action on November 23, 1944. There are also hospital patient status cards that describe Becker's recovery. Also contained in the collection are two supplementary papers: a short excerpt from an article about Becker and a testimony by an unknown soldier who served in the same company as Becker. The day that Becker was wounded in action is on page 11 of the testimony.

Dates

  • 1944-04 - 1946-02

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Extent

0.075 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Overview

This collection contains the correspondence of Private First Class Maurice Edwin Becker, United States Army to his mother and father during the Second World War.

Biographical / Historical

According to the supplementary biography, PFC Maurice Edwin Becker went to the Army Specialized Training Corps at Princeton University. He served in the European Theater in Company L, 413th Regiment, 104th Infantry Division and received the Sharp Shooter medal and a Purple Heart for being wounded near Aachen, Germany. He spent over a year undergoing operations and rehab and then returned to Cornell in February 1945 a day after his medical discharge.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type: Series 1: Correspondence--Series 2: Medical Documents--Series 3: Supplementary Materials.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sylvia Pow.
Title
Finding Aid for the Maurice Edwin Becker Second World War correspondence
Status
completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
6/8/2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States