Life in Alaska – Dear Ced – Distinguished Service Citation – May 24, 1944

Second World War seen from Alaska

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

This week, I have moved forward to 1944, a time when all five of Grandpa’s sons are serving the war effort in one way or another. Lad is in California, with his new bride, Marian, training vehicle mechanics for the Army; Dan is in London, with trips to Paris, probably drawing maps for the coming Army invasion; Ced is working as an airplane mechanic at an airfield which has been taken over by the Army; Dick is in Brazil, working as an M.P. and acting as a liaison between the Army and the local workmen; Dave has been in the Army for about six months and is at Camp Crowder, Missouri, for further training before being sent overseas. 

Nome, Alaska

May 24, 1944

Dear Ced,

Sure wish to thank you for taking care of frames for me. Will someday show appreciation for lifts you’ve given me. But plans have taken…

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One thought on “Life in Alaska – Dear Ced – Distinguished Service Citation – May 24, 1944

  1. Hi Janet, I appreciate you re-Blogging my post. I love to have others spread the word and help others understand what life in the US was like back in the 1940’s. Thank you for sharing.

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