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    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 9 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Homesickness
    • Jimmy really wants to go home. He says he should be allowed to go home because of all he has gone through. His living conditions are better and he gets ice cream three times a week. He talks about planting tobacco and it makes him homesick. His...
    • 22. 303 West Market Street

    • Architecture
    • 303 West Market Street was built around 1870. It was the home of one of the most prominent members of the Jeffersonville German community, Herman Preefer. Herr Preefer was a charter member of St. Lucas /St. Luke's church, helped establish the...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 1 May 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Farming; Weather; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Jimmy talks about his family and asks about Frank's family. He talks about the war ending and people being drafted. He talks about the weather and spring planting. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith...
    • 43. 218 West Chestnut Street

    • Architecture; Education
    • The land was owned by the Croghan family. They were related to George Rogers Clark. Eakins and his company built the home and it was then lived in and owned by Artemis McNaughton. He ran the iron foundary at the Carworks (see image 19....
    • 10. 501 East Riverside Drive

    • Architecture
    • The address of this home when it was built was 401 Front Street, but now it is 401 East Riverside Drive. In 1905, it was the home of Jeffersonville's Mayor, Henry Burts and his family. The Mayor, a democrat, was in office from 1904 to 1906. in...
    • Korean War Letter from William E Woods to Jesse G Dorsey 23 May 1951

    • Korean War, 1950-1953--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; USS Estes (AGC-12); Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Military training--Damage Control; Correspondence
    • Bill has been in Damage Control school. He thinks it is the best school in the Navy. He has learned how to patch holes from bombs and do some diving. They have been doing lots of drills and he has not had much sleep. They are learning different...
    • Smith Letter from Ernest, 28 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; 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...
    • 204. U.S. Army Quartermaster Depot

    • Military Uniforms; Military facilities
    • An interior view of the Quartermaster Depot in Jeffersonville, Indiana, looking north. The image shows a long wide pathway leading to the courtyard exit. A large flag pole is in the middle and There is one man walking on the path. On either side...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 8 Apr 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; 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...
    • Letters From Paul Frick to Gerald L. Swank

    • Correspondence; Postal service; Military air pilots; Military life; Friendship; Men
    • Correspondence from Paul Frick to Gerald L. Swank both of Huntington, Indiana. Frick joined the United States Air Corps. While piloting a Mustang P-51 fighter plane in World War II, his plane went missing. He was declared missing in action (MIA)...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 22 May 1945

    • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy; Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life;World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns England; Air raids; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End; Bombs
    • Jimmy talks about how he wants to get back to civilian clothes. He says he can write more about his experiences now that the war is over. He talks about being in England and having bombs dropped close to him with gun fire from the sky at the same...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 4 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Paris (France); Creil (France); Normandy (France)
    • Jimmy is near Creil, France. He asks about Frank's job at the Powder Plant. He is waiting to go home. He talks about being on the beach heads of France and how rough it was. He gets to visit Paris sometimes. This letter is part of a 37 letter...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 8 Jul 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Nuremberg (Germany); Prisoner of war
    • Jimmy is near Nuremberg, Germany. He says it is really torn up from all the bombs. He doesn't like Germany. He really wants to go home and stop moving around. He got to see the Glen Miller Band. He is glad Gene Deppy is back home after getting out...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 12 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945; Homesickness; France
    • Jimmy wrote this letter to his brother Henry not to Frank and Dorothy. Jimmy is back in France. He is really homesick and is tired of the Army. His wife Edna has a garden but is having trouble getting water. Jimmy saw Elmer Smith in Paris. While in...

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