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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.002 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.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Folks." A brief postcard telling his parents that another day has gone by, and they only leave the barracks for food and "biological reasons." They are all hoping to get their uniforms tomorrow. Postcard has a picture of silver planes in formation on a solid blue background with the words "Keep 'Em Flying!" in red lettering. The postcard is an official U.S. Navy photograph of Scout Bombers.

Background Information: 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. See More

Full Transcript: [Draft Created by Crowdsourcing]
Keep 'Em Flying!

Dear Folks -
Another day in the army has gone by and still we're no more than civilians. All day we've ...been confined to our barracks except for chow and biological reasons. Rumor has it that we'll get our uniforms tomorrow and we've all got our fingers crossed. Hope to have an address tomorrow that I can send you.
Love - Bob

A/C Bob Stone
Nashville, Tenn.

Lt. Comdr. J. C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Beatrice Marks, fl. 1900-1950
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterNashvilleTranscript AvailableCrowdsourced Transcript AvailableTranscript Project: Robert L. Stone's World War II letters

Sub Era: World War II

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