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Albert J. Leblanc Second World War correspondence and photograph

 Collection — Box: WWII 102, Folder: 32, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-270-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one correspondence written by Sgt. Albert J. Leblanc, USA to his parents during the Second World War. Also included is a reproduced photograph portrait of Sgt. Leblanc in uniform. The correspondence is dated January 25, 1943 and written to his mother and father from Sicily. In it he tells them to respond to his brother Alfred's question about the Italian language, that he only knows a few words because it is similar to his native French. He also mentions the weather, and then discusses a corporal in his section named Edward [Larasseau] who received a letter from his mother in French so he translated, as he does for many men who receive French letters from women in North Africa.

Dates

  • 1943 January 25

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

Sergeant Albert J. Leblanc, United States Army (4/16/1914 - 6/26/1954) was born in Fisherville, New Brunswick, Canada to Charles and Emma. He served with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 108th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion.

Extent

.01 Linear feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection contains one correspondence written by Sgt. Albert J. Leblanc, USA to his parents during the Second World War. Also included is a photograph of Sgt. Leblanc.

Arrangement

The items in this collection are arranged together.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Daniel J. Leblanc.

General

The spelling of the last name, using a lower case 'b', was inferred from the donor's typed address and name.
Title
Finding Aid for the Albert J. Leblanc Second World War correspondence and photograph
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
5/17/2019
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