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Robert W. Rill Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 19, Folder: 3
Identifier: 2017-215-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains two V-mail correspondence written by Lieutenant Robert W. Rill, U.S. Army, 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.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Overview

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

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan N. Hafner.
Title
Finding Aid for the Robert W. Rill Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
7/16/2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States