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This collection contains 109 letters written by soldiers in World War II. 98 of these are letters are addressed to the Ohmer family in Girard, PA from their sons, Carl and Richard, as well as a friend of the family, Ray O’Connor. 11 of the letters are addressed to Georgia Hitchcock in New York, NY from John V. Starr, as well as one letter signed “Don,” with no other distinguishing factors of his identity. All letters include their original envelope.

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Collection Size

.81 cubic feet

Publication Date

June 2009


World War II, WWII, Second World War, War Correspondence, 55th Quartermaster Depot, 30th Field Artillery


European History | History | Military History | Oral History | Social History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-104: World War II Letters from Carl G. Ohmer and Richard E. Ohmer