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Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) to Jacob Stone, Beatrice Stone, Don Stone, and other family and friends

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.009 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Postcard Date: 18 February 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 9.9 x 15.0 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "All." Hasty card to say he is off of quarantine and went into Nashville to meet Lois and Phil for cocktails and expects to see them for dinner later in the week. Postcard has a picture of a silver B-24 bomber plane called the "Flying Fortress" flying on a light blue background with "Keep 'Em Flying" in red lettering.

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!
FLYING FORTRESS

[2]
A/C R. L. Stone 12120188
Squadron D-4
Nashville Army Air Center
Nashville, Tenn.

Dear All -
Just a hasty card to ...say that we got off quarantine yesterday and also had our first open post. I went to Nashville and met Lois and Phil for cocktails and expect to see them for dinner later in the week on our next open post.
All's well - 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
Stone, Beatrice Marks, fl. 1900-1950
Stone, Don, fl. 1923

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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