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Unknown [Photograph of Robert L. Stone in Uniform]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.254 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: March Field, California Type: Photograph Date: 28 December 1943 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7.4 cm.

Summary of Content: A full body photograph of Robert L. Stone in his Army Air Forces officer uniform standing in front of a building with his hands in pockets. A post-it note included with the collection notes these "snaps" were sent with GLC09620.071, when he was in March Field, California.

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 ServiceAir ForceAviationUS Army Air ForcesMilitary Uniforms

Sub Era: World War II

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