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Guide to the John W. Wilkey, Jr., Papers, RG 236

Listed by:  Dwayne Cox
Date:  6-24-99


Date Span:  1942 - 1946

Size of Collection: 20 file folders

Biographical Sketch:  John W. Wilkey, Jr., of Camden, New Jersey, served in the 9th Photo Tech Squadron of the US Army Air Force during World War II and the year following the war.

Scope / Content:  Letters to and from Wilkey, mostly from him to his wife, written between 1942 and 1946, plus several photographs, arranged chronologically.  Wilkey wrote to his wife regarding the Army Air Force and his plans for civilian life.  Wilkey's letters to his wife are posted from Chanute Field, Illinois (September to November 1945); Fort Dix, New Jersey (March 1945); Keesler Field, Mississippi (March to May 1945); Greensboro, North Carolina (December 1945); Camp Shanks, New York (December 1945 to January 1946); and Erlangen, Germany (January to May 1946).


SERIES 1:  Letters to Wilkey

Box 1

1.      December 1942

2.      March 1944

SERIES 2:  Letters from Wilkey to his wife

            Box 1

1.      March 1945

2.      April 1945

3.      May 1945

4.      July 1945

5.      August 1945

6.      September 1945

7.      September 1945

8.      October 1945

9.      November 1945

             Box 2

1.      December 1945

2.      December 1945

3.      January 1946

4.      January 1946

5.      February 1946

6.      March 1946

7.      April 1946

8.      May 1946

9.   Photographs


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