22 results found for: subject:"World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations"

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1918 Feb. 24

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick has travelled closer to the front, he travelled across France by himself. He is now working in the finance department, he and a few other men are working out of a french hotel. Nick believes that moral standard of France is below that of the United States; there are many bars, everyone drinks wine, and women on the street ask you to go to their home. He has promised himself and Letty... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 May 27

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick talks about how fortunate he is to be receiving so many letters form Letty, he misses her all the time. He asks for a letter from Tom Landigam, Nick wants a few points from an old married man. He will soon be wearing a stripe on his uniform for six months of service in the advanced area and he was able to enjoy a comfortable night's rest since it was cloudy and the Germans wouldn'... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 June 23

Newth, Letitia Crane, 1897-1960

Letter from Letitia Crane to Frank F. Newth

Lynn (Mass.) - Letty never imagined that Nick would be so near the front, she wishes that he could do his part without the danger of being hurt. She hopes that he stays safe when the Germans are bombing the town he is in. Eddie is now stationed in Boston, he is able to come home once a week and he is beginning to understand how tough it must be for Nick to be away. All of the Catholic High Schools a... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 July 11

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - It is very cold in the area of France where Nick is, they have had no summer weather. He has been getting plenty of sleep lately because it has been rainy and cloudy which means the Germans don't fly. The hardest part of war for him is missing home.

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 June 16

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - It was a nice day today but they spent the entire day working, they have been doing more and more work but they haven't gotten more help. Last night, the Sergeant borrowed a mandolin from one of the British soldiers and they had all sang along for a few hours. On his way to the post office he stopped in a church for a few minutes, he hopes to go more often in the future since the cathedrals... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 May 22

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick has heard that there are many men from Camp Gordon stationed nearby, and he hopes to have a day off to visit them. He is preparing an application for an officer commission. He had not realized how easy it was, and regrets that he didn't apply when he was still in the states since he knows that he is just as capable as the majority of officers he meets. He hasn't been able to sleep well s... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 June 19

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick is trying to save some of his pay each week but there is no way for him to transfer the money to America right now. Nick has sent a few letters to Tom Landregan and has not heard anything back. They are working hard since they are still short-staffed, but new men should be arriving soon. He loves to send Letty little things, but all the shops are closed due to the air rai... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 May 14

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - There are bombings every night, after supper they all gather their blankets and walk two miles away from all the buildings to dig a hole to sleep in. He has enclosed a half Franc note so that Letty can see what the French money looks like. Nick's service record has arrived and he will soon revive his back pay of fifty dollars.

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 June 23

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick doesn't expect to get mail for a few weeks so he is rereading Letty's old letters. The captain gave him a raincoat, it was quite long so he hemmed it and used the extra materials for a belt. A section where he discusses why he will not get much sleep tonight has been censored.

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 June 13

Newth, Letitia Crane, 1897-1960

Letter from Letitia Crane to Frank F. Newth

Lynn (Mass.) - Letty hopes that Nick has seen the fellows from Camp Gordon. Nick talked about the German air raids in his last letter, and she hopes that he will be able to get more sleep. The Red Cross had a public meeting with many wonderful speakers, her favorite was a nurse who talked about her experience during the war. The Classical High School Banquet is tonight and George is taking a gi... more

Frank F. Newth Papers