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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.012 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Postcard Date: 22 February 1943 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 9.8 x 15.0 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Dad and Bee." A brief note explaining that he and forty-seven others are going to start their "psychs" tomorrow and he won't be able to write during the week as it will be a long and tough one. Says he'll get in touch with them at the end of 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 AC-10

FLYING FORTRESS Flying!

[2]
Alc R.L Stone 12120188
Squadron D-4
Nashville Army Art Center
Nashville Tenn.

Sunday
Dear Dad & Bee
Just a note to ...say that today they announced that we (47 of us) are going to start our psychs tomorrow. I won't be able to write during the week as it will be along tough one. will get in touch with you at the end of the week when all my tests etc. are over.

All love -
Bobby

Lt. Comdr. J.C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City
N. Y,

Notes:
Front of postcard has an image of a flying plane.
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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 LetterNashvilleMilitary CampMilitary Service

Sub Era: World War II

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