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1944 Aug. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning a letter to his parents and some thoughts on their habits and ways of being, as well as Edith's mother. Bought food in nearby towns; can converse in French fairly well. Has learned from locals about how they fared during the occupation; French farmers were able to hide much of their product from the Germans. Americans are being welcomed. Discusses food bought and meals eaten and family news... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning letters received, delays at the base post-office, sorting through mail to find Edith's letters, and relations with fellow officers including Captain Nelson, who inquired after Edith and her mother. Comments on food (three hot meals of B rations daily) and on Edith's letters about being at the farm and where Lud might be. Describes living quarters and conditions and asks for a food package, ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Oct. 19

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning delivery pattern of mail, cable and money order sent. Describes a USO show featuring Marlene Dietrich, Joey Faye (called Johnny Faye), Danny Kaye (called Manny Kay), and others, before 1,500 to 2,000 GIs. Introduced himself to some of the performers as Jack's brother-in-law. Shares news of promotions of fellow officers and compares them Ludwig's situation. Describes appreciatively contents ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Dec. 6

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received including news from Edith's brother-in-law Lud, sleeping conditions, food, and how cables are now being routed. Requests a few items in next packages. Notes that the "Recuperation, Rehabilitation and Recovery Program" is starting, but the details of it are confidential, so he cannot write more about it. Remarks on his friendship with Cap and believes the civilians ba... more

Carl Henry Papers