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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.025 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Ellington Field, Texas Type: Postcard Date: 10 May 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 9.9 x 14.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "All." Brief note stating he went to the beach again in Galveston, but remembered to put on Skol [sunscreen] so he wouldn't "crisp again." "Letters in a Box" notes the letter was written on May 10, 1943. Postcard image is "Galveston's $1,500,000 Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas."

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]
Galveston's $1,500,000 Pleasure Pier is approximately 225 feet wide at the boulevard end and extending into the gulf 1300 feet, it will provide year around facilities and accommodations for ...young and old, including dancing, fishing, yacht boat docks, aquatic sports, fun, palace amusements, exhibit spaces, restaurants, air conditioned auditorium, ice-skating rink and other features.

Dear All -
Came down here again this Sunday but this time am taking it easy with the sun. I've kept well covered with Skoll so that I don't get burned to a crisp again but instead get a good tan.
Love - Bob

A/C R. L. Stone 12120188
Bombardier Wing
Group 21 Squadron D
Ellington Field, Texas

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

Galveston's $1,500,000 Pleasure Pier, Galveston, Texas.
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985
Stone, Beatrice Hecht Marks, 1901-1962
Stone, Don, fl. 1923

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationMilitary EducationTexasTranscript AvailableCrowdsourced Transcript AvailableTranscript Project: Robert L. Stone's World War II letters

Sub Era: World War II

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