JOHN J. OVERMEYER, JR. (1920-1994). World War II Letter; 1944. .1 cu. ft.
John J. Overmeyer was from New York City. He enlisted in the U. S. Army at Fort Jay on Governors Island, New York, on September 16, 1942. During the war, Overmeyer was a corporal in the 11th Airborne Air Control Squadron (AACS), and was stationed at Fort Glenn in Nikolski on Umnak Island, Alaska. He was later reassigned to Fort Morrow in Port Heiden, Alaska, in 1944. John Overmeyer died in Houston, Texas, in 1994.
The collection consists of a World War II era letter with envelope by 11th AACS soldier John J. Overmeyer, Jr. The envelope is addressed to Overmeyer's mother, Mrs. Emma C. Kuehne, in New York City, and was postmarked at Fort Glenn. In the single page typewritten letter to his mother, dated March 3, 1944, Overmeyer writes about his upcoming change of station and address to APO 49, Seattle, Washington (Fort Morrow in Port Heiden), receiving family photographs and several other items from home, and sending greetings to his grandparents.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2007.