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Robert D. Davis

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3-14-1946

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World War, 1939-1945; Letter writing; United States. Army

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Davis writes that he feels lucky to know both Schmucker, whose past record is so fantastic, and Sonner, whose present record is so fantastic. Davis describes an assignment that Schmucker accepted that could cost him his life. Davis mentions that a few days ago Sonner uncovered the resistance. He went undercover, pretending to be a convert and came back with papers proving that fugitive Nazi men are the liaison agents between the Nazi underground and the Russians. He also supplied a complete list of names of the ex-Nazis involved. Davis writes that he is proud to know people like Runte, Sonner, and Schmucker.

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Agent R Davis

13 CID % Pm See

Hdg 3rd US Army

APO 403

% Pm NYNY

Schmucker

Runte

U.S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE 203 MAR 23 1946

14

AIR

Mrs R. L. Davis

1619 Boston

Muskogee, Okla

14 March 1946

Munich, GRUNWALD

Dear Folks:

Do you remember the amusing details I wrote of the good, indolent, Charlie Schmucker? The slightly lazy millionaire, who at the happens to be the highest intelligence in the American Zone. (There is no letter recommenda-tion than having been condemned to death of espionage on 12 counts, and having a wife broken by GESTAPO torture. I feel especially proud to know these men, Schmucker, whose past record is so fantastic, and SONNER, whose present record is so fantastic.

Well, Schmucker, in his quite casual, cynical, patrician way, has entered on a a fabulously dangerous and difficult assignment. It could cost him his life (since he is awfully nonchalant about danger, refuses to carry a pistol.), but in he has plunged.

The higher circles have finally woked up to the danger from the East. The man they trusted most in Bavaria was Schmucker. So, he got ^took the assignment to risk his life, the man who has turned down the offers of two ministries so he could sleep ‘till 9 or 10 in the morning.

A few days ago he made the biggest strike since Sonner uncovered the resistance movement and its password. He went to the underground Headquarters in Augsburg, pawned himself off as a convert, and came back with papers proving that fugitive NAZI S.S. men are the liaison agents between the NAZI underground here and the Russians! Further, he brought back a lost of names, complete.

Your son is awfully proud to know such idealist people as the Runtes, the Schmuckers, and Sonner. Your son is more than proud. He and Brady will always shield for them. And they know it and appreciate it. That is the blood tie that binds us.

We had the lot full day of Sunshine today for six-weeks. Beautiful. Spring is here at last.

Love,

Bob

Letter from Munich and Flims, 1946 March 14

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