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

Weiden, Germany

June 3, 1945

Dear Mom,

After not hearing from you for some time I got two letters the other day. One was dated May 17 and the other May 24. Johnnie also sent two letters, one from the 25th and one from the 26th. Funny thing, the former was regular mail and arrived today while the other was air mail and came yesterday. That's good time for regular mail.

I got Gracie's box of butterscotch candy. Sure is good. I have to circumnavigate the fillings. Incidentally had two put in yesterday (not due to the candy tho!) Some time back the licorice sticks that Gracie sent arrived. I like those very much. You can send some more of both. Many thanks.

I'm still acting Big Boss. It's not so bad but every time we stop like this, everybody in the Army starts making surveys and sends down questions to be answered. We are not yet moved to our permanent barracks. They are still being cleaned and painted. But it won't be long.

I have just about decided that if I do become non-essential (which seems doubtful) that I will get discharged over here and stay in France for about a year. I'd like to take some art work in Paris and at the same time will learn to speak French. The War Department has just announced that overseas discharge is possible. In fact they will announce soon some civilian jobs in the Government Service over here. I don't know that I'd be interested in them but it would be a means for eating!

We're going to have some tennis courts out at our new place. If we ever get in any equipment I may get to play a game or two.

I'm getting fed up with my mustache again. I'm about to cut it off.

Love,

Bob

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