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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.008 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Postcard Date: 17 February 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 10.0 x 15.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Dad." Writes a brief note bemoaning the fact that his group of fifty won't be able to take their "pyschs" until the 23rd at the earliest while the rest of the squadron will be classified and shipped out. Postcard has a picture of a silver plane flying over the sea on a dark blue background with a yellow moon reflecting on the clouds and water. There is a small blue and red Air Force logo on the bottom left corner and "KEEP 'EM FLYING" is on the top of the postcard in small, black print.

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"

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A/C R. L. Stone 12120188
Squadron D-4
Nashville Army Air Center
Nashville, Tenn.

Dear Dad -
Just a hasty card to say that ...about 50 of us are taking an awful rooking as they said we won't take our psychs until the 23rd at earliest while the rest of the squadron will be classified and shipped out any day now. C'est la guerre.
Love - Bobby

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

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

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

Sub Era: World War II

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