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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.172 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Mariana Islands Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 April 1945 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 27.5 x 19.5 cm.

Addressed to "Dad + Bee." A brief note enclosing some pictures he took of Barry [not included]. He only has two missions left to go.

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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The Marianas
April 11th, 1945
Dear Dad & Bee -
I just wrote you a couple of days ago but I knew you'd want to see the enclosed snaps that I took of Barry.
Very little has happened since my last letter. I now have thirty-eight missions, sweating it out on two more.
That's all for now.
Love -

Lt. Robert L. Stone 0-696041
481st Bomb Squadron 11th Group
APO 246 ? Postmaster
San Francisco, Cal.

Mr. J. C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City

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