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Robert W. Rill Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 21, Folder: 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-215-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains two V-mail correspondence written by Lt. Robert W. Rill, USA to family and friends during the Second World War. One letter was written on Christmas Day 1944 to his younger sisters Betty and Nancy Rill. The other letter is to Helen and Robert "Bob" Newcomer from Belgium in August 1945, discussing the monotonous routine of the post-war.


  • Creation: 1944 December 25 - 1945 August 2

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.

Biographical / Historical

First Lieutenant Robert W. Rill, United States Army (6/25/1921 - 10/1/2013) was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to his parents John and Minnie. Lt. Rill served the Army in the 258th Combat Engineering Battalion in Europe during the Second World War. He married his wife Beatrice Louise Schmidt in 1943 and they continued to live in Lancaster, PA after the war until her death in 2009 and his in 2013.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains two V-Mails sent from Lt. Robert W. Rill, USA to his friends and family during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan N. Hafner.

Finding Aid for the Robert W. Rill Second World War correspondence
Andrew Harman
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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