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Honolulu Advertiser (1856-2010) Marines Beat Japanese Back in Wild Battle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.217 Author/Creator: Honolulu Advertiser (1856-2010) Place Written: Honolulu, Hawaii Type: Newspaper clipping Date: 21 February 1944 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.1 x 37.3 cm.

Summary of Content: A clipping from the Honolulu Advertiser with aerial views of Iwo Jima after a battle. Includes a small section of an article from the first page of the newspaper [not included].

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

People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009

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

Subjects: World War IIMilitary ServiceIwo JimaUS Army Air ForcesUS Marines

Sub Era: World War II

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