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MAURICE D. ANDERSON (1925-2001). World War II Letters; 1943-1945. .1 cu. ft.

Maurice D. Anderson was from Boone, Iowa. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps on October 27, 1943. Anderson trained at Sheppard Field, Texas, and Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He was stationed at Elmendorf Field at Fort Richardson, Alaska, with the 54th Troop Carrier Squadron in March or April of 1944. Anderson served at Elmendorf Field until at least September of 1945. Maurice Anderson died in Boone, Iowa, in 2001.

The collection consists of the World War II era letters of U. S. Army Air Corps soldier Maurice D. Anderson. The collection contains twelve letters written to, from, or about Maurice Anderson during his military service. The first letter (Dec. 1, 1943) is from the pastor of the Grand Avenue Methodist Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, to Anderson's parents, and mentions his attendance at a church service there. One letter (Feb. 2, 1944) is from Anderson at Fort Sheppard, Texas, to his parents in Iowa. Three letters (Feb. 5, 25, 28, 1944) are from Anderson during training at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, to his parents. Two letters (Mar. 25 and Apr. 4, 1944) are from Anderson's mother to her son, which were finally delivered to Fort Richardson some time after April 14th. Four letters (May 1, 9, 12, 23, 1944) are from Anderson at Elmendorf Field, Fort Richardson, to his parents. The final letter (Sep. 7, 1945) is from a friend, Pfc. Earl F. Singer, serving somewhere in Europe, to Anderson at Elmendorf Field.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2005.

JAS (11/2005)