Collection of World War II Letters to Tennessee
This collection contains letters by various soldiers. The letters are addressed to friends and family living in Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee. It appears that a number of the soldiers corresponded with one woman in Memphis, June Bacigalupo, between 1941-1946. The letters, written both at home and abroad, discuss little more than base life and various aspects of training.
Those interested in further personal correspondence during/regarding World War II might also wish to view the following collections: MS 1259, MS 1298, MS 1314, MS 1427, MS 1608, MS 1881, MS 1892, MS 2012 and MS 2112.
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1.5 Linear Feet
This collection features letters written by soldiers to family and friends in Tennessee during World War II.
The letters of Joseph Anses indicate he was training as U. S. Navy pilot in the first half of 1945. Sgt. Walter Crosley letter's describe his training as an Army Air Force pilot. Pvt. John Morehouse served in the U. S. Army Air Force. James Morgan's letters come from his training in Miami, Fla. as a Naval Air Gunner. Sgt. Robert Moyes served in the Army. Pvt. Albert Ricci served in the Army Air Force. James Riggs was training in Memphis for service in the Navy. Homer Spivey served in the Army. Sgt. L. M. Spivey was in the Army Air Force, as was Cpl. Robert Williams.
Collection is arranged into twelve series:
- Series I: Anses, Joseph
- Series II: Crosley, Sgt. Walter
- Series III:
- Series IV: Other Letters
- Series V: Morehouse, Pvt. John
- Series VI: Morgan, James
- Series VII: Moyes, Sgt. Robert
- Series VIII: Ricci, Pvt. Albert
- Series IX: Riggs, James
- Series X: Spivey, Homer
- Series XI: Spivey, Sgt. L. M.
- Series XII: Williams, Cpl. Robert
Collection was purchased.