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Army Air Forces [Records Jacket]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.420 Author/Creator: Army Air Forces Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1942-1945 Pagination: 1 records jacket : cardstock : brown ; 22.7 x 30.7 cm.

Summary of Content: A records jacket with Robert L. Stone's name written in the top right corner. This folder contained collateral documents when the collection was donated. It originally was meant for service record and allied papers. It can also be used as a "Temporary 201 File."

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 IIAir ForceAviation

Sub Era: World War II

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