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BERT E. TYLEN. World War II Letters; 1943-1944. .1 cu. ft.

Bert E. Tylen was born in Sweden in 1919. His family immigrated to the United States and settled in Kellogg, Idaho. Tylen enlisted in the U. S. Army at Spokane, Washington, on February 26, 1941. He served in Company E of the 18th Engineers (Combat) on Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, where he operated heavy machinery.

The collection consists of the World War II era letters of 18th Engineers soldier Bert E. Tylen. The collection contains four letters with envelopes from Corporal Tylen, serving at Shemya, to friend and tavern owner Joe O'Neill of Kellogg, Idaho. Dates of the letters are: October 7, 1943, and April 5, June 4 and August 15, 1944. Attached to the final letter is a single page letter written to Joe and Henry from a sailor in the U. S. Navy named Stan, who was stationed in the Philippines.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2005.

JAS (11/2005)