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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.115 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: At sea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 July 1944 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 13.9 x 11.7 cm.

Addressed to "Dad." A brief note to send his new permanent address.

The V-mail letter is dated as "July 12, 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.

[Draft Created by Crowdsourcing]
To
Lt. Comdr. J. C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City
N.Y.
From
Robert L. Stone
7th Bomber Command [illegible]
APO 953 ? Postmaster
San Francisco, Cal.
July 12, 1944
Dear ________ :
PLEASE ADDRESS ME AS SHOWN BELOW UNTIL OTHERWISE ADVISED
Lt. Robert L. Stone 0-696041
(Grade) (First name) (Initial) (Last name) (Army serial number)
7th Bomber Command (Heavy Training Detachment)
(Company, battery, etc.) (Regiment, group, or other organization)
A. P. O. No. 953, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, California
The above COMPLETE ADDRESS should be placed on ALL MAIL sent to me
MY CODE CABLE ADDRESS IS __________
Normal signature Robert L. Stone
SPACE BELOW FOR MESSAGE
Dear Dad -
This is a V-mail form that we have to send out with a new address. I just wrote you a long letter with all the latest news. Please write often to -
Lt. Robert L. Stone 0-696041
7th Bomber Command (Heavy Training Detachment)
APO 953 c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, Cal.
All love -
Bobby

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