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Series 1, Correspondence from Danver Johns, 1943 November 17 - 1946 March 27

 Series — Box: WWII 33, Folder: 1-5

Scope and Contents

This series contains 75 correspondence from Danver Johns to his parents during his training and service stateside as a mechanic for the Air Forces during and after the Second World War until Johns' honorable discharge. The letters start soon after Johns enlisted and during his basic training. He tries to become a pilot, but he fails the test and he becomes a mechanic instead. Johns talks about his car, other people and their correspondence with him, when he got his parents last letter and why he didn't reply sooner, the weather, and what duties he has to do. There is also mention of some of the people he serves with and some of the problems he has to deal with, such as Kitchen Police duty and the trouble he gets in for skipping out on Kitchen Police duty.


  • 1943 November 17 - 1946 March 27

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: .5 Linear feet ((8 folders) )

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States