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On offer is a super group of 30 original manuscript letters, postcards and V-Mail letters and other correspondence dated through the early 1940s to 1945 from an Alabama born sailor serving his country in World War II doing a great job keeping up with his family mostly in Fort Payne, Alabama. Handwritten by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carl Holbrook from Taff in northern Alabama he shares his war experiences from his entry into the Navy in 1942, until his tour ends in 1945 allowing his readers to follow this sailor from Taff [no longer a town) on his service whether they involved his escapades, complaints, illness or responses to letters from home while on board the U.S.S. Prairie of the 4th Amphibious Force. Duty stations include: 4th Beach Amphibious Force: U.S.S. Prairie, U.S. Naval Yard Jacksonville, Fl., U.S. Naval Frontier Base Mayport, Fl., U.S. Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY., U.S. Naval Hospital Memphis, Tn. U.S.N.T.S. San Diego, Ca., Y.C.M.R. San Francisco, Ca., U.S.N.T.S. Minneapolis, Mn. Overall G+.
Title: 1942 - 1945 ORIGINAL GROUP OF 30 MANUSCRIPT LETTERS AND EPHEMERA OF AN ALABAMA ENSIGN AND BOY NEXT DOOR WHO WRITES HIS MOM IN FORT PAYNE
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0002380
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