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Hugh Danforth letters to Leora Danforth--World War II Correspondence

 Unprocessed — Box: 8547
Identifier: H2005-085

Content Description

The collection consists of 232 World War II letters, postcards, and Western Union telegrams sent by Hugh Danforth to his wife Leora Danforth. They both lived in the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area. The letters describe Hugh’s basic training, being shipped overseas and time in Europe. Hugh spent most of his time in training stateside and went to Europe after V.E. Day. He spent time in Germany and France before returning home in late October of 1945.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1943-1945

Creator

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet

Inventory

Box 8547 Folder 1: June 14, 1943 to August 13, 1943 – 14 Letters – Miami, FL Folder 2: August 16, 1943 to September 5, 1943 – 11 Letters – Camp Murphy, Miami Folder 3: September 5, 1943 to October 26, 1943 – 21 Letters – Camp Murphy, Miami Folder 4: April 5, 1944 to May 5, 1944 – 23 Letters – Camp Davis, North Carolina Folder 5: May 6, 1944 to June 29, 1944 – 30 Letters – Camp Davis, North Carolina Folder 6: July 1, 1944 to July 21, 1944 – 19 Letters – Camp Davis, North Carolina Folder 7: July 23, 1944 to September 17, 1944 – 31 Letters – Fort Bragg, NC & Camp Pickett, VA Folder 8: May 8, 1945 to June 25, 1945 – 26 Letters – Boat Letters, Wiesbaden, Germany, & Heidelberg, Germany Folder 9: July 1, 1945 to August 29, 1945 – 34 Letters – Heidelberg & Wiesbaden Folder 10: September 1, 1945 to October 17, 1945 – 23 Letters – Wiesbaden, Biebrich, Germany, Camp San Francisco, France, & Camp Lucky Strike, France Folder 11: “Coming Home,” manuscript. October 18, 1945 to October 31, 1945 – At sea, SS LaGrande, New York, & Indiana.

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