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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.026 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Ellington Field, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 May 1943 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 26.4 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Dad." A brief note as he has a math test tomorrow, but wanted to answer a few questions. He did recieve the photos sent, and hopes to get one taken of himself soon. Has gone swimming a few times, but not lately due to all the studying he has to do. The letter is dated "Monday Night," but "Letters in a Box" notes the letter was written on May 10, 1943. The letter is written on "PreFlight School, Bombardier, U.S. Army Air Corps, Ellington Field, Texas" letterhead.

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]
Monday Night
Dear Dad -
Have no time to write because we have a math test tomorrow. I do, however, want to answer a few questions ...from your letter I received today. First off, I plan to have a picture taken but as I've told you I've only been in Houston once. I'll get you one as soon as I get one taken which will probably in a week or so. O.K.?
You asked if I'd gotten the picture of you and Don and I wrote you a thank you letter upon receiving them. Didn't you get it? If not, again a million thanks for both. I thought the one of you was darn swell and the uniform is very handsome and most impressive! A million thanks, Dad.
I didn't go to town Saturday but did go up to Galveston swimming again Sunday. Not very exciting but lots of fun [struck: bath] sunbathing and swimming. Haven't any more time now cause I've got to get studying. Many thanks for writing - I really appreciate you're being such a swell correspondent and writing so often. S'long. Lots of love -

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
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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 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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