John Wojewoda Second World War correspondence
This collection contains six correspondence written by Sgt. John Wojewoda, USA to two people during the Second World War: Edna C. Mercer, who later remarried and became Edna Laurence, and her daughter, Ethelyn Lee Mercer. In his letters, he replies to correspondences sent to him, reminisces about working in the States, and relays information about his various travels. There is also a photograph of a storefront, Mercer's Market, where Wojewoda used to work for the donor's father.
- 1943 December 22 - 1944 May 8
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Biographical / Historical
Source: donor Sergeant John Wojewoda, United States Army was born and lived in Water Mill, Long Island, New York. Wojewoda had one older sister, Helen. He worked at Mercer's Market, a grocery store owned by the donor's father and husband of the recipient of his correspondence. While in Italy, he was able to visit Mount Vesuvius. He was killed in action.
.08 Linear feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
This collection contains letters and photocopied V-mail correspondence from Sgt. John Wojewoda, 351st Infantry, USA, during the Second World War.
This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date. Series 1: Correspondence – Series 2: Ephemera
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ethelyn C. Allen.
The envelopes are extremely frayed and torn.
- Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Local sources
- World War (1939-1945) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War (1939-1945) -- Italy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War (1939-1945) -- North Africa Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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