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Series 1, Correspondence from William Fee., 1943 - 1945

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence from PFC William Fee, USA during the Second World War. The bulk of the material is addressed to his father Dwight Fee and discusses William's daily routines in the Army. This series contains letters and casual notes, hand drawn diagrams and a few magazines clippings. Subjects of conversation include, training with an assortment of weapons, types of drills, various training exercises, deployment to France and recovery from being wounded.

Of interest are a series of hand-written notes by William Fee, comparing weapons specifications and training practices for different types of weapons. For example, Fee compares the older style Thompsons model 1921 A1 and M1 sub-machineguns to the newer style M3 Grease Gun. Topics such as weight, rate of fire, magazine capacity and overall layout are discussed. These can be found in folders 4 and 5 in box 1.

Also of interest are the letters from William concerning his recovery process while in the hospital after being wounded by a landmine.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1945

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

0.63 Linear Feet (8 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States