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Series 5, Charles P. Hunt, 1943


Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence from Sgt. Charles P. Hunt, USA sent during the Second World War, as well as two photographs. Included are one full form v-mail and one small v-mail. The photographs are copies of originals, and include one in uniform and one of Pvt. Hunt decoding while sitting in a tank.

The full form v-mail gives a short description of fighting and list of places he had been through Tunisia and Algeria, and includes a stamp with a palm tree and a swastika he took from some Germans. The small v-mail describes beating Italians on Sicily and how easy it was, "why you don't even need a gun, about all of them are on our side already."


  • 1943

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Sergeant Charles Philip "Bud" Hunt, United States Army (8/3/1919 - 7/25/2004) was born in Mansfield, Ohio and enlisted on June 28, 1941 at Fort Hayes. He served in North Africa and took part in the invasion of Sicily and Italy, eventually making his way to Germany as a decoder on a tank with his artillery battalion. He was honorably discharged on July 2, 1945.


0.02 Linear feet (2 photographs, 1 letter, 2 v-mail)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States