World War II Letters, 1943-1944

Summary Information

Title: World War II Letters
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1944

Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 140

Quantity: .6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

This collection consists of 196 letters written by a Milwaukee native and private (later corporal) in the United States Army during World War II. Addressed to his wife, the soldier's correspondence begins in May 1943 during his basic training, continues through his deployment to Great Britain and removal to military hospital in New York. The correspondence concludes with a letter from an Iowan medical facility, where he was reunited with his wife. The letters describe army life and conditions, the soldier's longing for his wife and home, the wife's activities in Milwaukee, and the husband's venereal disease.

Language: English

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