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Army Air Forces [Membership Card]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.202 Author/Creator: Army Air Forces Place Written: Guam Type: Printed document Date: circa 1943-1946 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.9 x 11.2 cm.

Summary of Content: An Agana Air Base Officer's Club card noting that Robert L. Stone is a member.

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: Army Air Forces Member Card
Hagatna (Agana), Guam, 1943-1946.
Printed document, 1 page.

[Draft Created by Crowdsourcing]
Lt. Rob't. L. Stone


[Illegible signature]

...Card features an image of an airplane flying over the shore.
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009

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

Subjects: World War IIMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviation

Sub Era: World War II

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