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Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) [Collection of WWII letters of Sidney Diamond to Estelle Spero] [decimalized]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) Place Written: s.l. Type: Various Date: 28 April 1942 - 19 January 1945 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Sidney Diamond (1922-1945) enlisted in mid-April 1942, interrupting the chemical engineering degree that he was undertaking at City College. Diamond was sent to the South Pacific in June 1943, where he served as First Lieutenant to the Eighty-Second Chemical Battalion. On January 29th 1945, Diamond was killed by a Japanese knee mortar while acting as a forward observer during an assault on Fort Stotsenburg, north of Manila. Throughout his time in service, Sidney maintained an epistolary correspondence with Estelle Spero, his sweetheart and subsequently fianc\E9e, the letters from which she preserved.

People: Diamond, Sidney, 1922-1945.
Spero, Estelle

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

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Asia, Soldier's Letter, Love Letters, Battle

Sub Era: World War II