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Brief Magazine [Clipping of planes flying over islands]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.245 Author/Creator: Brief Magazine Place Written: Iwo Jima, Japan Type: Magazine Date: circa 1943-1945 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17.9 x 10.9 cm.

Summary of Content: A clipping from a magazine of two planes flying over islands. Blurred section of the plane where photo was taken makes up top left quarter.

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


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

Subjects: World War IIMilitary ServicePhotographyAviationAir ForceUS Army Air Forces

Sub Era: World War II

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