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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February 9, 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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September 23, 1945
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October 1, 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
January 15, 1946
January 17, 1946
January 17, 1946 (2nd)

Letters from France

January 21, 1946
January 24, 1946

Regensburg, Germany

September 27, 1945

Dear Mom,

Well I'm back in the hospital again. Same thing as before. Doc took a culture on Tuesday and said today it was the same bug. He still doesn't know the foci of it and tomorrow is going over my ears, nose and throat thoroughly to see if he can pin it down.

I came in the hospital this morning as the ulcers had begun to form again since I was in Tuesday.

I'm back on the same old routine - penicillin, sulfa, hot compresses, etc. My eye feels much improved tonight. But it is still sore and the lid is heavy. However, I have hopes of getting out in a little less time than before.

Unfortunately, I was planning to go to Berchtesgaden when this thing came up. I won't have time enough before I go to school to get there now.

The other day I finally got back my trunk locker which I left stored in England. I was somewhat worried about it for I had thrown in some dirty clothes at the last minute as we rushed around getting ready for the invasion. I had visions of everything being mildewed.

Surprisingly enough, nothing was affected, even the dirty clothes.

Both the combination lock and the trunk lock were forced open and I expected to find everything gone. On the contrary, nothing was touched.

I'm a little dubious now as to what to do. I may send the locker home or take it to Paris first and then send it. Depends somewhat on the transportation situation. Right now it's rather acute as most of the drivers have been sent home.

Yesterday I got Marn's package with the film developer. Many thanks. Hope I get to use it before I take off but I may not.

Love,

Bob

It still continues very cold and raw here. Looks like a hard winter ahead. General Patton isn't quite as dumb as the papers would make out. How the winter affects these people will largely determine their attitude toward the ultimate occupation forces.

 

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