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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.134 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Marshall Islands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 October 1944 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 24.5 x 16.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Dad + Bee." He is officially "down under" and includes his new address. He asks that they let Don Stone and Jim Stone know his new address as well. The letter is dated as "October 8, 1944, Kwajalein, Marshalls." "Letters in a Box" dates the letter as October 8, 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]
October 8, 1944
Kwajalein, Marshalls
Dear Dad & Bee -
I haven't time to write at length now but I do want to get this in the mail to ...let you know that I'm "down under" now and my new address is as enclosed. Please let Don and Jim know of my change of address because I haven't time to write them now.
My love -
Bobby

Lt. R. L. S. 0-696041
431st Bomb Squadron (Heavy)
APO 241 ? Postmaster
San Francisco, Cal.

[envelope]
Lt. R. L. Stone 0-696041
431st Bomb Squadron (Heavy)
Apo 241 ? PM
San Francisco, Cal.

Mr. J. C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City
N. Y.
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985
Stone, Beatrice Hecht Marks, 1901-1962
Stone, James, 1926-2007
Stone, Don, fl. 1925

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationCensorship

Sub Era: World War II

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