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Fred L. Dooley Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 146, Folder: 10, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-081-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one correspondence to Cpl. Fred L. Dooley from his mother shortly after the Second World War. Cpl. Dooley's mother, Mary, wrote from Newark, New Jersey in September, 1945 and hopes that he will be home soon, preferably by Christmas, and believes he will because he already has 71 points. She is happy that he is safe and discusses his new nephew/god son (Florence's child) and some of the other family members. Also included in the collection are 15 six cent air mail stamps with a picture of a plane.


  • 1945 September 24

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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

Corporal Frederick Leo Dooley, United States Army (6/9/1922 - 9/5/2000) was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey to Frederick and Mary Dooley. Cpl. Dooley was the only son with several sisters, including Florence who is mentioned in the letter from his mother at the end of the war. He served with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 106th Infantry. More biographical information can be found here:


.01 Linear feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one correspondence from Mary Dooley to her son Cpl. Fred L. Dooley, USA shortly after the Second World War. Also included are several loose stamps.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Beverly Dooley West.

Finding Aid for the Fred L. Dooley 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