Major Robert F. Burns

90th Division, U.S. Army

 

War Letters from Europe

Normandy to Germany

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June 22, 1944
June 29, 1944
June 29, 1944 (2nd)
July 6, 1944
July 17, 1944
August 10, 1944
August 14, 1944
August 25, 1944
September 1, 1944
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September 3, 1944
September 3, 1944 (2nd)
September 14, 1944
September 16, 1944
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September 17, 1944
September 28, 1944
October 2, 1944
October 14, 1944
October 22, 1944
November 2, 1944
November 12, 1944
November 24, 1944
December 2, 1944
December 27, 1944

Letters from Luxembourg

January 9, 1945
January 16, 1945
January 20, 1945

Letter from Belgium

February 7, 1945

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February 9, 1945
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February 26, 1945
April 5, 1945
May 5, 1945

Letters from Czechoslovakia

May 10, 1945
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May 19, 1945
May 20, 1945
May 24, 1945
June 3, 1945
June 22, 1945

Letters from France

June 30, 1945
July 3, 1945

Letters from Germany

July 14, 1945
July 27, 1945
July 30, 1945
August 3, 1945
August 14, 1945

Letters from France

August 26, 1945
August 28, 1945
August 29, 1945

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September 9, 1945
September 11, 1945
September 13, 1945
September 15, 1945
September 17, 1945
September 23, 1945
September 27, 1945
October 1, 1945
October 9, 1945

Letters from France

October 13, 1945
October 15, 1945
October 22, 1945
November 5, 1945
November 17, 1945
November 17, 1945 (2nd)
November 23, 1945
November 30, 1945
December 17, 1945
December 17, 1945 (2nd)
December 18, 1945
December 26, 1945
January 2, 1946

Letters from Belgium

January 14, 1946
January 15, 1946
January 17, 1946
January 17, 1946 (2nd)

Letters from France

January 21, 1946
January 24, 1946

France

August 10, 1944

Dear Mom,

The unfortunate thing about getting letters from all of you is that mostly they come about the same time with some long gaps in between. I got yours and Gracie's and Pop's all about the same time. Thanks anyway.

Had a letter from Joe Jana the other day. He's a major now, down in Italy and likes it there very much. He's been there about five months. He's not married incidentally.

Joe wrote that he saw Al Willing. Al got shot down on his 49th mission. Took him several weeks to get back but he made it and got sent home anyway for a rest. Or perhaps he went to Miami. Anyway he got married on July 10 while he was in the States. I gather that he's back again flying.

The clippings about the battle were amusing but scarcely authentic. Its distortions made it sound as if I were the lone soldier who won the battle for the Division. Actually, I had little to do with it other than my own job as Operations Officer for the Battalion.

You'll probably see more and more stories about the Division for it has finally been released for press notices. We were 42 days in combat before announcement was made that we were here.

We came in on D+2, (Part of the Div came on D+1). We started fighting on the 10th of June and stayed at it ever since.

The Saturday Eve Post will have an article in it soon called "Diary for Dorothy" by a sergeant in one of the other regiments. It doesn't cover our own part but will probably give you a good idea of what went on. I haven't read it so I can't definitely say.

Had a letter from Joe Landers which I am enclosing.

Love,

Bob

Did I tell you that Lt. Josendale is now stationed in London?

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