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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.158 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Mariana Islands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1945 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 26.1 x 19.4 cm.

Addressed to "Dad + Bee." A brief note telling his parents that the "Army Hour Program" on the radio is talking about the 11th Bomb Group on January 28th. He has nothing new to report.

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]
The Marianas
January 15th 1945
Dear Dad & Bee -
Just a few lines to let you know that on January 28th the Army Hour Program is going to devote some of its time to the 11th Bomb Group - thought you might be interested and enjoying hearing the history etc. of the group.
Nothing new from here and I want to get this off right away.
All love -
Bobby

[envelope]
Lt. Robert L. Stone 0696041
431st Bomb Squadron 11th Group
APO 246 ? Postmaster
San Francisco, Cal.

Mr. J. C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City (22)
N.Y.

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