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    • Smith Letter from Bert, 29 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Philippine Islands; United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal; Fighter planes--Japanese--1940-1950
    • Bert is in the Philippine Islands now and discribes landing at Guadalcanal and making camp in a coconut grove. He discribes seeing Japanese planes being shot down. He wants to know about Frank's spring plowing.He tells how he has eaten enough...
    • Smith Letter from Everett Elmer Smith; 24 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; V-mail; Hunting
    • Elmer talks about kids and the family. Some of the fellow soldiers are marrying Irish girls. Elmer would just like to breath some USA air. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith between March and October...
    • Smith Letter from Everett Elmer Smith; 3 May 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; V-mail; Food; Homesickness
    • Elmer talks about powdered eggs and how he wants to eat fresh eggs, butter, and milk when he gets home. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith between March and October 1945 during World War II. The...
    • Smith Letter from Ernest, 28 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; Outrigger--Philippines; Trading
    • Ernest is in the Philippines. He talks about his travels while in the service to Hawaii, Guadalcana, New Caledonia, and New Hebrides Islands. He is camped on the beach and it rains alot. The navtives like to trade with the GIs. Ernest would like to...
    • Smith Letter from Ernest, 27 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Ernest talks about getting home faster. He remembers fishing back home and fishing just isn't the same on this island in the Pacific. He gets to swim but not in the ocean. The Powder Plant is expanding in Charlestown. Beer and coke are rationed but...
    • Smith Letter from Everett Elmer Smith; 1 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; V-mail; American Red Cross; Sight seeing; Paris (France)
    • Everett describes a tour of Paris he took with the American Red Cross. He thinks everything in France is expensive. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith between March and October 1945 during World War...
    • Smith Letter from Everett Elmer Smith; 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; V-mail; Marseille (France)
    • Everett doesn't like France. He and his brother Courtney got there on the Queen Mary. He had some close calls while in England. He discribes the places he went while in Europe. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 28 Apr 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Moanalua Camp--Hawaii; Job; Guam; Ohio River
    • Henry is in Hawaii and has changed jobs from a mechanic to a truck driver. He wants to get a job on a dredge in a canal in Guam or Saipan. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith between March and October...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 28 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Big game hunting; Ohio River; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Moanalua Camp--Hawaii
    • Henry is in Hawaii and has read about the river being wild back home. He also has heard about the expantion DuPont is making to the Powder Plant in Charlestown, IN. He wants to get a job in the Philippines that is dangerous. This letter is part of...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 17 May 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Ration books; Honolulu (Hawaii); Dredge; Jobs
    • Henry is in Honolulu. He still wants to get a job on a dredge elsewhere. He wants to save more money and is thinking of getting a part time job driving a trolly. He asks Frank about his gun and going shooting. He sent them a coconut. Henry has his...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 2 Oct 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States. Navy--Military life; World War, 1939-1945--End
    • Henry is leaving the military and heading to California. He plans on staying on the west coast. He wants Frank to send his 45 pistol to a friend in California for him to pick up. He wants to have it for hunting. This letter is part of a 37 letter...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 14 Jul 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States. Navy--Military life; Pacific Ocean; Prisoner of war; Air raid drills; Bear hunting--Alaska
    • Henry is on a ship to Guam to start a new job. His brother Jim gets to go home from the war. Gene Depedy was released from a prisoner of war camp. Frank got the coconut. He asks about Franks farming and a gun. Henry plans to go to Alaska after the...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 26 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States. Navy--Military life; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Henry says that the war is over and people are celebrating everywhere. He doesn't think he will be going home anytime soon. Henry is concerned for his mother. Henry is working on the "power plant Electra." Henry is thinking he might stop writing to...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 3 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana—Charlestown; Honolulu (Hawaii); Ration books; Job; Money
    • Henry will be leaving Hawaii for a job on a dredge in a month. He says he sent his ration books to Frank. He talks about Marha Holloway. He also wants to know if Frank got the coconuts he sent. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written...
    • Smith Letter from James, 16 Apr 1945

    • United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Japanese; Food; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Philippine Islands
    • James is in the Philippines. He just got over blood poisoning. He has been commisioned a 2nd Lt. He also received a Purlple Heart for a shrapnel wound in the hip. The Japanese are keeping them busy. He describes the fishing they do with TNT. He...
    • Smith Letter from James, 28 Sep 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States. Army--Military life; Japanese; Unemployment; Manila (Philippine); Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • James is still in the service but has enough points to go home. He thought he might get home by Christmas. Charlestown has become a ghost town because the Powder Plant shut down from the war being over. James is unsure of what job he will do when...
    • Smith Letter from James, 3 Jun 1945

    • United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; Japanese; Food; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End
    • James tells about encounters with the Japanese. He asks about Franks watermelon patch and would like to have some food made by Dorothy. He has gotten some fresh vegetables which is nice after eating dehydrated food. He talks of changes at home and...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 8 Apr 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives; United States. Army--Military life; Paris (France)
    • Jimmy got an Easter card via V-mail from Frank and Dorothy. Jimmy's wife has been sick and is getting a garden out. Jimmy is somewhere in France near Paris. He get ice cream and coke there. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to...

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