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World War, 1939-1945; United States--Army
An envelope addressed to: "Mrs. R.L. Davis 1619 Boston Ave Muskogee, Okla." and is from: "Pt. John T Griffin # 18107255 Btry B 500 AFA Bru A.P.O 446 C/O Pm New York, N.Y."
May 7, 1945
Dear Mrs. Davis:
Its that long dreamed of VE day. I had the and thought it was a of days ago but we we got a radio working and learned it was today tho I am not sure May 8 is the current date. I suppose it will be a big day in Muskogee and I wish I could be there for the celebration. There is no way to celebrate over here. At least we have a radio which is some to us.
I have a couple of letters from you and I am very sorry that I have been so long writing but the last month and a half has been a busy period for us as for everyone else over here.
We have really had some experience tho. I shall never forget one day in which we liberated thousands of allied P.w.s at Muskogee. Maybe you read about that in the paper. Anyway it ranks tops among my experience over here. We have opened a couple of other camp where Pole & Russian were held since then. Have also seen a couple of German air field with many undamaged planes and a German under ground in the process of construction. That along with the usual bombed (bottom sentence is cut off)
Some time ago I mailed you a Beach Head News which is the paper of the 6th corp. Only special copies like the one I sent can be mailed home. It covered our East of the Rheine pretty well.
We are now in the 3rd rather than the 7th army. Everyone at home seems to think Patton is the only General in the American Army so I suppose they will be glad.
I haven’t had much news from Bob lately. I suppose he has been plenty busy and will continue to be for some time. I am anxious to know where his permanent location will be when he gets to me. Then if we are very lucky maybe we can meet.
That’s about all for now. Give my regards to Mr. Davis.