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Williams, Eugene W. (1925-1949) to Williams family

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.168 Author/Creator: Williams, Eugene W. (1925-1949) Place Written: Tripoli, Tunisia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 August 1949 Pagination: 6 p. ; 17.6 x 13.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Eugene Williams to his family. It is a long piece of paper folded into thirds and then made into an envelope. He writes that he will soon be flying back to Neubiberg, Germany and will stop in Rome on the way. He says that when he gets there he will have to go on some missions. He may go to Bordeaux, France and also says that he recently wrote to James and Harold and has some other family members to write to. He mentions that children followed him around begging in Tunisia.

People: Williams, Eugene W. (1925 - 1949)
Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Williams, James T. II (1914-1966)
Twitty, Geraldine Williams (1930 - )
Williams, H. Hamilton (1911-1981)

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceAir ForceChildren and Family

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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