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George Hall Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 1, Folder: 16-17, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: 2014-057-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 42 letters from Sgt. George Hall, USA to Lorraine "Lorry" Natzke during the Second World War. The correspondence was written between May 1943 and August 1945 and describe daily army life and his duties in the Finance Department. The letters are largely lighthearted, focusing on the kindess Lorry showed to George by writing him and sending care packages. Of particular note are Hall's descriptions of the several places in which he was stationed, including North Africa, Italy, and Germany.

Also included in the collection are printouts of Second World War statistics, and Veterans Affairs documents detailing an effort by Albert Silvernail (presumably the son or father of Lorraine Natzke Silvernail) to locate George Hall in 1978, in order to return some personal property of his.


  • Creation: 1943 February 4 - 1945 August 1

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.


0.08 Linear Feet (2 folders)

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This collection contains correspondence written by Sgt. George Hall, USA, to Lorraine "Lorry" Natzke during the Second World War. Also included are one photograph of Hall dated January 1944, signed "With love George" and correspondence from the Veteran's Administration dated 1978.


This collection is arranged chronologically

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pam Crawford and Lorraine Silvernail

Physical Description

Some letters are fragile, thin and stapled or glued onto larger pieces of paper.

Finding Aid for the George Hall Second World War correspondence
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States