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Leo Zahner, Jr. World War II letters

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1079
Overview

This collection contains more than 300 World War II letters written by U.S. Navy seaman and metalsmith Leo W. Zahner, Jr., who served in U.S. military campaigns in New Guinea and the Philippines. Zahner's letters, dating from 1943 to 1946, are addressed chiefly to his parents of Kansas City, Missouri, and are accompanied by postmarked envelopes. Included are various letters and cards received by Zahner during his military service, as well as military memorabilia and photographs.

Dates: 1943 - 1946

Original letters and manuscript copy of Paul E. Wilson's "Letters to Harriet"

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1073
Overview "Letters to Harriet" was produced by Paul E. Wilson in 1990, incorporating the content of letters that he wrote as a World War II serviceman to his wife Harriet who was living at Lyndon, Kansas. In this collection are Wilson's original letters to his wife, parents, and daughter Betsy, written from Army training camps and from combat zones in New Guinea and the Philippines. With Wilson's letters is his handwritten manuscript for his 1990 compilation, including his introduction, conclusion,...
Dates: 1942-1946; 1990

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  • Language: English X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945--Philippines. X

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Sheet-metal work -- United States -- Design and construction 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Missouri -- Kansas City 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American 1
 
Names
Wilson, Harriet Stephens, 1917-2015 1
Wilson, Paul E., 1913-2001 1
Zahner family. 1
Zahner, Leo W. (Leo William), 1925- 1