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
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August 14, 1944
August 25, 1944
September 1, 1944
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September 14, 1944
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September 17, 1944
September 28, 1944
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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
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Letter from Belgium

February 7, 1945

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February 9, 1945
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Letters from Czechoslovakia

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

Letters from France

June 30, 1945
July 3, 1945

Letters from Germany

July 14, 1945
July 27, 1945
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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

Munich, Germany
Munich Airport

October 9, 1945

Dear Mom,

I came out of the hospital Sunday morning and I've been going ever since trying to get ready to move. I finally fastened my hand bag at five after one this afternoon and got to the airport just in time to catch the plane here.

As usual I had a terrific amount of junk, but after much sweating around I got rid of it. I sent a trunk locker full home today (but don't expect it for about two months). And then I mailed a duffle bag full of stuff (about 70# worth) to Paris for 32 cents. I also sent three shirts home in the box you used. My hand bag weighs a ton and I still have too much stuff. Yet, having to go to school, I have to keep it.

My eye is pretty well recovered. Doc wants me to keep sulfa ointment in it for about ten days to prevent any further flare up. Also, I am to check in at the medics in Paris as a further precaution. I think now it will be all right.

After I get to Paris I probably can send you a few photographs. I finally had the PX develop two rolls while I was in the hospital. They came out fairly well. As yet I have not attempted to have the small films developed. I've been afraid they won't send the cartridges back. Consequently, they are full of film and I haven't been able to take any more pictures with Helen's camera. I still have it, however, and may have more success in Paris. I borrowed a larger camera Sunday and took about a roll and a half of films. I'll get these developed in Paris.

Johnny's envelope with the camera club bulletin came the other day. Thanks very much for sending it.

This Red Cross club where I am writing is fixed up quite well. It's a large, long building. Used to be part of a factory. They've painted the side walls blue and hung a candy-striped canopy below the entire ceiling. The end wall is a red and yellow drape and multi-colored hanging lanterns add their note to the gaiety. There are round green tables and steel chairs. A few tables have a check cloth cover. Around the walls are large colored drawings representing side show figures. The few partitions represent cages with animals and painted behind the bars or cut out and fastened on. All the coffee booths are bright colored. The whole place has a bright appearance and is jam packed with soldiers moving in and out as they wait for trains and planes.

I was up until 3 AM packing and arose at 7 AM to continue. I think now I'll get some coffee and go home to bed.

Good night and Love,

Bob

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