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WWII, letters, World War 2, Army, England, France, living conditions
World War, 1939-1945; German letter writing; United States--Army
Writing on the envelope reads "1st German letter". Davis went out with Cliff, Bert, Stastny, and Harry. He mentions being happy to get to the work he was preparing for in England and France. He describes his living conditions as good; he has a bed and mattress. He mentions address changed so it will take longer for him to get mail.
AFTER FIVE DAYS RETURN TO
Pfc Robert D Davis 18107128
CoE, Det. I7E3, 3rd ECA
APO 658 c/o Postmaster N.Y. N.Y
Mrs. R.L. Davis
1st German Letter
Dec 21st ‘44
Just a line to let you know that I’m o.k. was out last nite with Cliff, Bert, and Stastny; and Harry showed us the prize hot-spots of his town, which were pretty nice, except we had to get in early.
It’s good to finally get down to the real type of work we were only marking time for in England and France. I think I’ll like it, as I do my new officers and buddies. Right now the living conditions aren’t had, and a real bed and mattress and dishes to eat out of are a real treat. Lastly no more K P to worry about.
The weather isn’t too good, but its at least warm, and not raining.
With this change of address the main had thing is that it’ll take my mail 7-10 days to be readdressed and catch up with me. But when it arrives there’ll be a lot of it.
Got a few things to do now, so will close.
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