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1944 Sept. 23

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning rainy weather forcing them to crowd into the work tent, reminiscing about the Copa with Lt. Payne and Captain Blackman, everyone wondering when they will be discharged, mail received but no packages or Time magazine. Notes that censorship restrictions have been lifted and describes more of what he has seen of France. Comments on Edith's letters, including her study of French, and advises he... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 12

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning mail received and sent and comparing the speed of V-Mail and air mail. Admires Edith's handwriting but advises her to write his address a little larger on V-mail forms. Inquires about and remarks on life at home and Edith's family, and assures her he is eating very well.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 8

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning a musical show put on by an all-male special service company, rainy weather, mail, a busy day of work including recent acquisition of 600 metal boxes taken from the Germans that they can use to store papers, supplies, and personal effects.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 16

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning an officers' meeting, censorship duties, bull session led by Lieutenant Colonel Jeffery, sunshine, feelings of loneliness waiting for letters from home, apart from a short note from Ethel. Footlocker finally arrived. Hopes Edith is able to relax and suggests she make plans to go south in the fall.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 24

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning cable sent that is intended to arrive on Yom Kippur, mail, and news of other officers and friends, including a wedding Edith attended. Describes feeling cut off from the world due to lack of mail and no radio broadcast. Describes visits to some French towns, the destruction there, and how it is depicted in "Sad Sack" cartoons.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 24

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Continuing another V-mail (mums749-ww2-i0049). Asks about family news from Sylvia Silbert. Describes sweet memories he has of Edith. Adds peanut butter and cheese to the food package request.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Feb. 15

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

Camp Phillips (Kan.) - Describes return to camp after taking Edith to the train, subsequent travels and training and routine. Notes that no mail has come but asks Edith to write every day. Written on Headquarters Company Third Battalion stationery.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 23

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail not received and mail sent. Also news of the fall of Paris, reactions to it, and what it might mean for Germany; describes German prisoners. Requests a few practical items, including a field stove unit, which may be hard to come by but her brothers may be able to help, Arthur with finding it and Jack with shipping, and flea powder.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 6

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Telegram from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Hopes Edith will be "happy and brave"; is glad she is safe.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 July 27

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

England - Concerning mail received, Edith's beautiful letters, censorship, packages expected but not yet received clothing, laundry. Work goes well, but fears possibility of being made adjutant. Also discusses packing and transportation of belongings, Edith's looks and well-being, food served including recent news that real eggs will be served with breakfast tomorrow, and infidelity among many married officers.

Carl Henry Papers