A Wisconsin infantryman describes his service in Europe during World War Two.

World War II letters, 1943-1945 (selections).


Jack Schroeder of Cedarburg, Wis., in Ozaukee Co., wrote these letters home to his family during 1943-1945 from basic training in Arkansas and at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, specialized training at the University of Delaware, from the 104th Infantry in France and Germany, and from California while awaiting discharge. The five letters digitized here describe his training and life at Fort Sill, OK, an evening of recreation, a hospital stay in England following combat in Germany, and crossing the Roer River with his division early in 1945. Additional letters (described here) exist in paper form in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. These documents are made available online through a partnership between the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television.



Related Topics: World Wars and Conflicts
The World War II Military and Home Fronts
Creator: Schroeder, John J.
Pub Data: World War II letters, 1943-1945 (selections). Original manuscripts at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number: SC 2150
Citation: Schroeder, John J. World War II letters, 1943-1945 (selections). Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Call Number: SC 2150. Online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1638 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1638; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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