Major Robert F. Burns

90th Division, U.S. Army

 

War Letters from Europe

Normandy to Germany

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June 22, 1944
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January 9, 1945
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Letter from Belgium

February 7, 1945

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May 10, 1945
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May 19, 1945
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June 30, 1945
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July 14, 1945
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August 26, 1945
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September 9, 1945
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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
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January 17, 1946
January 17, 1946 (2nd)

Letters from France

January 21, 1946
January 24, 1946

Regensburg, Germany

September 23, 1945

Dear Mom,

The rain which fell early this morning has stopped for a while, but heavy gray clouds are still hanging overhead. It is quite cool out so that for the moment at least I will cancel any plans to walk around the town.

I had to work this morning but was quite busy so the time went very fast. Now I am trying to clear out some of my junk in preparation for going to school next month.

My attendance now is assured. I have only to wait until it is time to report in Paris. I will be taking a painting course at the School of Beaux Arts, Paris. The course starts 15 October and ends 12 January. I must report in Paris on the 10th of October. I will probably leave Regensburg about the 7th, so that any mail sent after the turn of the month should be sent to this address:

Major Robert F. Burns, 0384203
c/o Paris, TWCA Center, APO 887

In my cleanup I find some of the things I had thought to send earlier. I'll try to get them out today. Enclosed are several photographs I promised you some time ago. Two of them show Gen Earnest awarding the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star early in the summer. The other shows part of our G-3 staff at the 90th Div. All the others are en route home now, I expect. At least they've all left the Division.

The awards photo is rather memorable for it is one of the few which shows my mustache. Only last night I cut this off and today I am still trying to get used to myself!

I had a letter from Lt Coghill the other day. He doesn't have enough points to get out and is on duty at the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. His wife, Grace, is down there with him.

Sorry to hear Hank Rossman couldn't get to stay in the Army. Perhaps they turned him down because of the malaria. However, if it wasn't physical difficulties he can still apply when the number to be accepted has been determined by Congress. That's the main hitch in the way now.

Love,

Bob

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