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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.104.01 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: March Field, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 June 1944 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 25.0 x 16.8 cm.

Addressed to "Dad + Bee." He writes "things are really buzzin." He enclosed a couple of reciepts, GLC09620.103.02-.04, as they had to get rid of some clothes, letters, and notes from bombardier school that he should've destroyed. He asks that it all gets placed in his closet. Everything is very confusing, and he wishes he could tell them more, but he simply doesn't know.

The letter is not dated. "Letters in a Box" notes the letter was written on June 28, 1944.

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.

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Dear Dad & Bee -
I haven't much time to write this morning because things are really buzzin'. Enclosed are a couple of insured package slips and an express receipt. At the last minute we had to get rid of some clothes etc. that I shipped homeward. I also sent some letters etc. that I'd like you to put in my closet for me. I sent some papers home that I think I should have destroyed so please be sure that nobody fools with them. They are mainly notes from bombardier school that I want to keep.
Wish I could tell you more about our setup but as yet we're still in a state of confusion and rumor ourselves.
Must run now but will write as soon as I have a chance. I hope all of you will do likewise.
Love -
Bobby

[envelope]
Lt. R. L. Stone 0-696041
AAF
APO 16280 AS(19)
? Postmaster
San Francisco

Lt. Comdr. J. C. Stone
Alderbrook Park
Ausable Forks
N.Y.

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