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George Jankovsky Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 21, Folder: 4, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-223-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains five correspondence written by PFC George Jankovsky, USA to the Hopkins family during the Second World War. Most of the letters are directed at his friend, he calls "little sister" Rose, and he discusses his time in Germany toward the end and after the war.


  • 1945 March 30 - 1945 August 19

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

Private First Class George Jankovsky, United States Army (7/8/1926 - 12/25/1985) was born in New Jersey to his parents Jerome and Elizabeth and lived in Elizabeth, NJ until he entered the Army in September 1944. PFC Jankovsky served in clerical positions with the 394th Infantry Division, Company D in Germany toward the end of the war and wrote home discussing the people and how glad most of them were to see the Americans. He mentioned being in the 1st Army, then the 3rd before he was transferred to G-4 Section Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division at Camp Butner, North Carolina by August 1945. He began work as a stenographer before and after he was transferred, as his friends called him a "Rear Echelon Bastard," and a "Typewriter Commando." According to the donor, his niece, he later worked as a stenographer recording the Japanese war crimes trials. PFC Jankovsky passed away in Massachusetts in 1945.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains five correspondence from PFC George Jankovsky, USA, to the Hopkins family during the Second World War.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kathleen Gross.

Finding Aid for the George Jankovsky Second World War correspondence
Andrew Harman
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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