Trumbull – Dear Folks – Dave Is In Okinawa (1) – The Lid Is At Least Part Way Off – June 7, 1945

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

The letter I am transcribing is from a copy of a typed letter on onion skin or airmail paper. It is a very poor copy, water stained, creased with the last portion of the letter typed on the back of page 3 and bleeding through. 

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June, 7, 1945

Dear Folks:

Well, the lid is at least part way off. We got a new APO number today – APO 902. Now at least I can tell you I’m on Okinawa. I surmised that you already had guessed that but now you know officially. I am afraid this letter will be a little jumpy because there are so many things I want to say now that I can tell you some things of interest.

I don’t know what you’ve read about this island but it’s really very beautiful. They told us before we hit the island that it was a hell hole…

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2 thoughts on “Trumbull – Dear Folks – Dave Is In Okinawa (1) – The Lid Is At Least Part Way Off – June 7, 1945

  1. Hi Janet, Thank you for the re-Blog. I thought this was one of the more interesting posts and we shall hear more from Dave about his experiences in Okinawa for the next few days. History is so much more exciting when we hear about it from those who were actually living through the experiences. I appreciate all you can do to help spread the word about these events as they happened.

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  2. Yes I am enjoying your blog posts and thinking about the War Years and how they impacted our family. So many memories. And in this time of Covid I feel the comparison with the War years can be particularly poignant.
    I am still struggling with Word Press and “categories” but does it matter??
    Best wishes for the Holidays!

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