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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.083 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: March Field, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 March 1944 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 26.3 x 18.0 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Dad + Bee." He left the hospital to go to the club, which was great for him. He asks his father if his office could take care of Bob's income tax report and lists his income from the army. "It would be swell if they'd handle it for me." The letter is dated "Wednesday." "Letters in a Box," notes the letter was sent on March 1, 1944.

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]
Wednesday
Dear Dad & Bee -
Very little to report from this part of the world except that R.L.S. is well on the way to ...leaving the hospital. Two days ago I was over at the club on pass and believe me it was good to leave the hospital for a few hours. Of course I was quite weak but that's to be expected, I guess.
Before I forget, Dad, I'm wondering if your office is going to take care of my income tax report etc. as they did it last year. I've done nothing about it as yet and so I'd appreciate an immediate answer so I can get to work if I have to do it. It would be swell if they'd handle it for me. Since Oct 23rd 1943 my income has been
Base Pay $150
Flying Pay $75
Rental $45
Subsistence $21
= $291
Of course the $45 is taken out of my pay and I pay $6.60 a month for insurance.
Please be sure to let me know about this as soon as possible.
Can't think of anymore for now. Write often.
All love -
Bobby

[envelope]
Lt. R.L. Stone 0- 16041
399th Bomb Group
Squadron 607
March Field, California

Lt. Comdr. J.C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City
N.Y.
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Beatrice Hecht Marks, 1901-1962
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985

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

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

Sub Era: World War II

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