Beany February 28th, 1945

Camp Tophat, Antwerp, Belgium

Camp Tophat, Antwerp, Belgium

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I am settled now in my new place and as yet I haven’t been given my assignment. It is a rather large place- our quarters are nice and the food is excellent. It is rather stunning to come out of the front lines and start living like this again. There is plenty of manpower available and you can find any type of tradesman available. So we have access to free tailoring, barber, etc.

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Nellie February 21st, 1945

Eating Canned Rations On The Battlefield

Eating Canned Rations On The Battlefield

“Dear Jerry and Jean,

Got your letter today Jean. We sure were glad to hear from you. This was the first letter in two months so it really was time you wrote to us.

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Cliff February 13th, 1945

US Attacks Japanese In Manila

US Attacks Japanese In Manila

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I received your V-mail of Jan. 28th and several letters from Mom this week. She has sent me copies of Beany’s letters up to Jan. 10th but I haven’t heard from him since his letter of Dec. 25th. I imagine he is back to duty by now. The news is good but the war seems to drag on and on.

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Beany February 4th, 1945

Russian Troops Liberate Auschwitz Prisoners

Russian Troops Liberate Auschwitz Prisoners

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I’m leaving the hospital in a day or two and the Doctor is recommending me for reassignment to a non-combatant job for awhile. I guess my nerves are sorta bad and I’m generally run down. I feel rather good to know I won’t have to duck shells and sleep in wet foxholes for awhile. I guess I’ve done my share of fighting however. I will sure enjoy a chance to relax- I hope I get a good job out if it.

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Nellie January 29th, 1945

Bayer Aspirin Ad, 1945

Bayer Aspirin Ad, 1945

“Dear Jerry & Jean,

Today Monday I finally got a letter from you. I really didnt know what to think. I thought maybe you had forgotten your mother in the South. It took 6 days to get here.

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