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Sharron A. Stemler Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 13, Folder: 14
Identifier: 2017-070-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains two correspondence written to Ray Wheeler during the Second World War from a relative, Sgt. Bruce H. Nickerson, USA and from a friend, SF1/C Henry Hoover, USN. Also included is one newspaper clipping about Nickerson after his return from the South Pacific to Fort Bragg, before he redeployed to the European front.

Sgt. Nickerson's letter references his passion for finding eggs and one such time he instead found "4 jerries" or Germans who were willing to surrender. The letter also states that "I carry the keys of the cities with me, boot heels and gun butts; they open any door." This letter's date is unknown.

The other letter was written as V-Mail to from his friend Henry Hoover. The letter references air raids and mentions that he was in Okinawa.


  • 1945 August 21
  • 1939 - 1945

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.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains letters and newspaper clippings from Sgt. Bruce H. Nickerson, USA and Henry Hoover during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sharron A. Stemler

Finding Aid for the Sharron A. Stemler Second World War correspondence collection
Wynter Salazar
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States