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This collection contains five correspondence from PFC George Jankovsky, USA, to the Hopkins family during the Second World War.
Private First Class George Jankovsky, United States Army (7/8/1926 - 12/25/1985) was born in New Jersey to his parents Jerome and Elizabeth and lived in Elizabeth, NJ until he entered the Army in September 1944. PFC Jankovsky served in clerical positions with the 394th Infantry Division, Company D in Germany toward the end of the war and wrote home discussing the people and how glad most of them were to see the Americans. He mentioned being in the 1st Army, then the 3rd before he was transferred to G-4 Section Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division at Camp Butner, North Carolina by August 1945. He began work as a stenographer before and after he was transferred, as his friends called him a "Rear Echelon Bastard," and a "Typewriter Commando." According to the donor, his niece, he later worked as a stenographer recording the Japanese war crimes trials. PFC Jankovsky passed away in Massachusetts in 1945.
.08 Linear feet (1 folder)
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