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

Paris, France

January 2, 1946

Dear Mom,

Well, the New Year arrived quietly for me as with considerable improvisation, I was developing some of the films I took with Helen's camera - Alas! My prediction of last summer came true. You remember when I rushed off to the Riviera I said I was probably using one roll over again! Well, so I did, and two sets of good negatives quite thoroughly cancel out each other. The other strips have so far turned out well but I am not finished yet. One strip, of course, will now be blank. I also developed some larger pictures I took here but didn't give them enough development. I may be able to get a print from them when I get home or I'll take them over if I get a chance. Yesterday I made some copies of the painting which goes on exhibit tomorrow in the student show and also some others. I had to work entirely by guess but they seem to be a little over-exposed and over developed. However, I can probably get a print from them.

Today I tried to get some info on going home only to find that the Reinforcement Depot to which I was to have reported has folded up and now I am assigned to one at Namur, Belgium. I wrote today to find out if I can get sent home from here, but I doubt if I will have any success since it is rather late. I won't know before next week at the earliest.

If I go to the depot I'll probably have to hang around there about a week as I understand they have a shipment about the 19th of the month.

Anyway, I think you had better discontinue any further mail as I doubtless will leave Paris on the 12th or 13th and anything you write after you get this will probably just trail me around.

I received this week your letter from the 19th Dec. along with Aunt Jennie's Christmas Card and note and a Christmas Card from Margaret Landers. Sorry to hear of Johnny's bad luck with his hand.

My previous letter from last week will probably arrive with this. I carried it in my pocket for a couple of days before remembering to mail it. And then it was time for New Year's holidays, so I don't expect it made very good time.

It's getting a little colder now. Still much rain, but no snow.

Love,

Bob

Hope my big pictures reached you ok.

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