Class Year

2025

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Description

Leslie Wright Jr. enlisted in the United States Signal Corps on September 15, 1941, serving as a 2nd Lieutenant, until he was honorably discharged on January 9, 1946. He was first stationed in Richmond-Upon-Thames in Southwest London, before being transferred to Grimsby, in North East Lincolnshire.

This diary details a wide array of subjects relevant to Wright’s personal life and his service with the United States Signal Corps. References are made to politics and pop culture in the early 1940s.

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Collection Size

0.18 cubic feet

Publication Date

June 2022

Keywords

World War II, diaries, 1940s, pop culture, politics

Disciplines

Military History | Political History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-290: WWII Diary of Leslie Wright Jr., U.S. Signal Corps

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