Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This series contains 15 correspondence from Private First Class Frederick Hecht to his sister and brother-in-law Marie Hecht Kaplan and Nathan Kaplan, his brother Arthur Lee Hecht, his mother and father Lillian and Samuel Hecht, and his sister and brother-in-law Ann Hecht Weiss and Samuel Weiss during the Second World War. In his letters, Frederick asks his family to write more often. He also talks about receiving his Silver Star in North Africa during the landings in 1942. One of the letters,...
Dates: 1941 February 7 - 1943 March 15
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence from or concerning Capt. Gretchen H. Yoffa during the Second World War to her family. In October 1944, she wrote her family from Belgium and described the day to day of her time in Europe, adding a photograph with a young Belgian soldier. In December 1944, she wrote her sister and mentioned Paris being boring, and maybe visiting GI's in the hospital "for some excitement." In September 1945, a telegram was sent from the American Red Cross to her mother...
Dates: 1944 - 1945
Scope and Contents This series contains 39 letters from various servicemen to Ruth A. Adams during the Second World War. Those soldiers include:Soldiers include (in alphabetical order): Private Jack C. Birkhimer, United States Army: Birkhimer wrote five letters from December 10, 1944 to August 14, 1945. He served in France and Germany with Company C 307 Airborne Engineering Battalion and Company B 139 Airborne Engineering Battalion. He and Ruth had not met but she knew his...
Dates: 1943 February 27 - 1946 March 11
Series — Box WWII 4, Folder: 9-11
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence to PFC William Fee, USA during the Second World War. The bulk of the material was written by his father Dwight Fee and concentrates on gathering information on William's daily routines and his life in the Army. Being a former infantry soldier in the First World War, Dwight spends the bulk of these letters sending typed questionnaires and asking for information regarding his son's current training practices, weapons, gear and procedures. He makes...
Scope and Contents This series contains three miscellaneous items: one card from Paris, France with Christmas Bells, one map of Japan with Japanese text, and one postcard with German or Austrian writing. The postcard was possibly found by Capt. Gretchen H. Yoffa during her service in the Second World War. It is from someone in Austria and sent to someone in Germany just months after the German invasion of Austria. The postcard is dated August 26, 1938 and has a picture of the town of origin.
Scope and Contents This series contains four v-mail from TEC5 Frank Stimler, USA during the Second World War. He wrote to his friend from home, William Wappner.
Dates: 1942 - 1945