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Donald H. Miller Second World War Correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 22, Folder: 13
Identifier: 2017-254-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains two correspondence from 1st Sgt. Donald H. Miller, USAAF to his mother and his wife Martha after the Second World War. The first letter, dated August 12, 1945 was written "near Manila," Philippines and discusses the "news in the last 48 hours," presumably referring to the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan on August 9. He says it sounds pretty good and "we are all waiting patiently now for the Japs reply to our last ultimatum."

The second letter, dated July 8, 1947, is a note telling his wife that she has been added to the list of spouses that can join their husbands overseas, while he is stationed in Manila, Philippines. He discusses with her the arrangements, things she will need, and possible travel arrangements with the wife of Captain Raymond A. Seibert of Kyle, Texas who is also coming out. The letter is addressed to Martha in Nacogdoches and he says they are not too far from each other.

Dates

  • 1945 August 12 - 1947 July 8

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 Sergeant Donald H. Miller, United States Army Air Force comes from a city called Holstein, according to the donor, and upon graduation joined the Army and traveled by convoy through Arkansas and Texas went to Camp Roberts, California, eventually making his way to the Philippines. Additional information and letters were lost when the family moved from Santa Clara, California to Nacogdoches, Texas, the hometown of 1stSgt. Miller's wife, Martha R. Miller. Mentioned in the letters is a daughter, "B.Ann." This is Barbara Ann, born July 25, 1943. Her and her mother returned from the Philippines on April 14, 1949 aboard the USAT "General C.G. Morton" (passenger manifest, ancestry.com).

Extent

.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection contains two correspondence from 1st Sgt. Donald H. Miller, USAAF to his mother and his wife Martha after the Second World War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Martha R. Miller.
Title
Finding Aid for the Donald H. Miller Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
2/14/2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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