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This collection is comprised of letters to Olive Tipton and Sara Miller.

The letters written to Olive Tipton were exclusively from George Sandoe (1893- 1975), a private serving in the Antiaircraft Division of the Service stationed throughout the United States during the course of these letters. During the course of training, a blood vessel ruptured in Sandoe’s leg, sending him to the hospital, where the latter portion of this series was written. This series is composed mostly of correspondence concerning Tipton’s life in Biglerville during the war and day to day matters such as business advice for Tipton’s turkey farm.

The letters written to Sara Miller were from several men who were friends of Miller. One set of letters was from E. E. Tipton, Miller’s brother. This series is composed mostly of correspondence concerning military training life and Miller’s job.

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Publication Date

July 2001


World War II, WWII, Biglerville, homefront, military training, Antiaircraft Division, Gettysburg


European History | History | Military History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-029: Letters Written to People from Biglerville during World War II