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Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) to Jacob Stone and Beatrice Stone

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.001 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Postcard Date: 4 February 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 9.9 x 15 cm.

Addressed to "Folks." A brief postcard to his Father and Step-mother that he is now living in barracks and writing this card at 6 A.M. in the pitch black. Postcard has a picture of a silver plane on a blue sky background with the words "Keep 'Em Flying!" in red lettering.

Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions.

[Draft Created by Crowdsourcing]
Keep 'Em A. C.- 4
Flying!
LIGHTNING INTERCEPTOR
[2]
P.S. You can't write me yet as I have no address.
Dear Dad & Bee -
Just have a minute now before going to mess. Had a rather colorful trip down. We are now living in a barracks and I'm writing from my double-decker bunk. It's now about six in the morning and it's black as pitch out. Incidentally, it's pouring!
Love - Bob
A/C Bob Stone
A.A.F.C.C
Nashville, Tenn.
Lt. Comdr. J. C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City

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