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Winemiller, Robert A. (1921- ) to Leonard Eugene Graeff

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.199 Author/Creator: Winemiller, Robert A. (1921- ) Place Written: Arizona Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 January 1944 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 26.5 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Robert Winemiller to Leonard Eugene Graeff dated January 4, 1944. Robert is glad to hear from Leonard, his letters take about a week to get to Robert. He was glad to hear that Leonard went home for Christmas and sympathizes with him about crowded trains. He hopes that his next base will be near Chicago so he can visit and meet some of the W.A.V.E.S. that Leonard mentions. He also mentions going to bed early on New Year's Eve.

Background Information: W.A.V.E.S. stands for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service it was the women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. It was ...established on July 21, 1942 by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 30. This authorized the U.S. Navy to accept women into the Naval Reserve as commissioned officers at the enlisted level, so that officers and men that were determined to be fit could be placed on sea duty and replaced with women in shore establishments.See More

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Winemiller, Robert A., 1921-

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IIHolidays and CelebrationsMilitary CampMilitary TrainingRailroadTravelTransportation

Sub Era: World War II

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