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Evert, (fl. 1945) to Frank B. White

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09855.277.02 Author/Creator: Evert, (fl. 1945) Place Written: Norfolk, Virginia Type: Typed letter signed Date: 26 September 1945 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ;

Summary of Content: One letter from Evert to Frank B. White dated September 26, 1945. Mentions being in Baltimore on the evening of VJ Day, and discusses the celebrations that took place. The letter was sent to Jean L. White on October 6, 1945. Evert writes, "I was in Baltimore on VJ day rather the evening the radio announced that Jap had agreed to surrender. I was coming back from my Mother's place on Long Island and we had stopped for dinner. The Greek chased everyone out of the place, except for a few of us service men, to secure the place. What a celebration took off in that city. Then of all times the #@€*?/ fuel pump went dead. Had to park and put up in a hotel for the night.… Emily and I went out and joined the crowd after the children went to bed. Everyone went wild, young and old. I can halfway imagine how you fellows felt knowing that the worst was over. Worst can no way describe it. Total strangers were slapping each other on the back and the old woman with tears in their eyes were hugging the service men. The young ones with passion in their eyes were also doing it. Emily did not appreciate that angle at all. Especially with me with half a snoot full."

People: White, Frank B., 1915-1999
White, L. Jean, 1915-2014

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterVictorySurrenderJapan

Sub Era: World War II

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