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Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943) to the family of LeRoi Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.061 Author/Creator: Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943) Place Written: Oscoda, Michigan Type: Autograph letter signed Date: Circa 1941-1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24 x 15 cm.

Letter to his family, in which LeRoi Williams describes being sent to an Army Air Field in Northern Michigan to practice gunnery. He describes the training he's been given and the practice of skip bombing.

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