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Guide to the Stillwell / Summers Papers, RG 401

Listed by:  Laura Capell
Date:  11/01/99


Date Span:  March 1942 – March 1944

Size of Collection: 3 file folders

Biographical Sketch:  Nelson Stillwell was from Pennsylvania and attended basic training at Keesler Field, Mississippi, where he was a private in the 301st  Squadron.  He was then stationed in Illinois, Washington D.C., and Atlantic City, NJ, before being transferred to England with the Supply Division Army Air Corps 24th Squadron, where he was promoted to sergeant.  Ralph Summers, Leonard’s brother, was a private stationed in Denver, CO, with the Army Air Corps 10th Squadron.  He then travels throughout the South before being transferred to India with the 8th Airborne Squadron

Scope / Content:  Contains correspondence that Nelson Stillwell and Ralph Summers, who both served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, wrote to Grace and Leonard Summers


Folder 1 - Letters, 1942

March 11:  Cecil Bump, Corry, PA to Mrs. Summers, Towanda, PA

August 30:  Nelson Stillwell, Keesler Field, MS to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

September 11:  Nelson Stillwell, Keesler Field, MS to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

September 13:  Nelson Stillwell, Keesler Field, MS to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

September 26:  Nelson Stillwell, Keesler Field, MS to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

October 8:  Nelson Stillwell, Keesler Field, MS to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

October 12:  Nelson Stillwell, Keesler Field, MS to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

November 13:  [Empty envelope] Nelson Stillwell, Chanute Field, IL to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

December 20:  Nelson Stillwell, Chanute Field, IL to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

December 29:  [Postcard] Nelson Stillwell, Lowry Field, CO to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

Folder 2 - Letters, 1943

January 3:  Nelson Stillwell, Bolling Field, DC to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

January 11:  Nelson Stillwell, Bolling Field, DC to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

February 2:  Nelson Stillwell, Bolling Field, DC to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

March 10:  Ralph Summers, Lowry Field, CO to "Dear Bro."  [Leonard]

April 11:  Nelson Stillwell, Atlantic City, NJ to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

Easter Sunday [April 25]:  Nelson Stillwell, Atlantic City, NJ to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

April 30:  Nelson Stillwell, Atlantic City, NJ to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

May 14:  Nelson Stillwell, NYC, to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

June 20:  Nelson Stillwell, Ithaca, NY to Grace and Leonard, Towanda, PA

July 7:  [Postcard] Ralph Summers, Lake Charles, LA, to Leonard, Towanda, PA

July 21:  [Postcard] Ralph Summers, Anniston, AL to Leonard, Towanda, PA

July 31:  Ralph Summers, Chatham Air Field, GA to Leonard, Towanda, PA

September 4:  Ralph Stillwell, Columbia, SC to "Dear Bro and All," Towanda, PA

September 23:  "Mom," Ithaca, NY to Leonard, Towanda, PA

November 3:  [V-Mail] Nelson Stillwell, APO NY, to Leonard and Grace, Ithaca, NY

December 7:  [V-Mail] Nelson Stillwell, APO NY, to Leonard and Grace, Ithaca, NY

Folder 3 - Letters, 1944

January 30:  [V-Mail] Ralph Summers, "Aboard Ship At Sea," to "Dear Bro. and Family," Ithaca, NY

February 27:  [Postcard] Ralph Summers, APO NY, to "Dear Bro," Ithaca, NY

March 6:  Dean S[ummers]., Canton, PA to "Hi Soldier" [Leonard], Ithica (sic), NY

March 17:  [V-Mail] Ralph Summers, India, to "Dear Bro. Leonard," Ithaca, NY

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