Major Robert F. Burns

90th Division, U.S. Army

 

War Letters from Europe

Normandy to Germany

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Letters from France

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
September 2, 1944
September 3, 1944
September 3, 1944 (2nd)
September 14, 1944
September 16, 1944
September 16, 1944 (2nd)
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

Letters from Germany

February 9, 1945
February 21, 1945
February 23, 1945
February 26, 1945
April 5, 1945
May 5, 1945

Letters from Czechoslovakia

May 10, 1945
May 16, 1945

Letters from Germany

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

Letters from Germany

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

Regensburg, Germany

August 3, 1945

Dear Pudge,

Well, things are looking better. I have a new job which keeps me busy all day. I now a Corps Special Troops I & E Officer (I & E - Information and Education). As such I am "principal" of the Corps school. Sure is a lot of fun now that I'm learning the ropes.

We have about 600 students taking quite a variety of courses: Algebra, trig, physics, carpentry, business English, French, German, piano, book keeping, photography, typewriting, advertising, etc. I'm not taking anything myself as I have my hands full and the program is well under way.

We're set up in a regular school building, have 34 classrooms, including a lab, and a school bus and all.

Something is doing all the time. The days fly by and I really get a kick out of it.

I started Tuesday and am not in full charge yet, but will be soon as the other major (who has done a grand job incidentally) gets me broken in.

I must thrive on excitement for it sure is fun to have the phone ringing and people coming in and out in a steady stream and applications for this and that to consider all at once.

I have quite a little staff, including about 75 German Prisoners who are repairing the building and repainting, etc. It will really look good when they get through.

We have a darkroom nearly all equipped, so I have hopes of finally getting my pictures developed when we get a few more items done. We're having a tough time getting printing paper.

We run classes on a full 8 hour day, six days a week schedule, but of course not anyone takes that much. The majority take just one or two courses. A few take three.

We still work a half day Sunday, but with something to do, I don't mind. That sitting around was beginning to get to me.

I'm sending V-mail with this same request, but just to be sure, please send me my two dark green wool shirts from my trunk locker there. Our clothes are rationed so I can't buy any at this time and I might as well wear out those at home.

Love,

Bob

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