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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.033 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Ellington Field, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 June 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28.8 x 22.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Folks." He is incredibly happy as he is going on to Advanced Training. He was surprised to hear he was "car commander" and in charge of forty others. They are leaving this afternoon to a destination unknown. Post-Script: Sent his class yearbook along as well (not included). The letter is not dated, except for "Wednesday" in the top right corner. "Letters in a Box" notes it was written on June 23, 1943.

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

People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985
Stone, Beatrice Marks, fl. 1900-1950
Stone, Don, fl. 1925

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationMilitary EducationTexas

Sub Era: World War II

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