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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: George Jankovsky Second World War correspondence
    source: Gross, Kathleen A.
    Creator: Jankovsky, George, Private First Class, 1926-1985
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.223.w.r
    Physical Description: .08 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1945 March 30 - 1945 August 19
    Abstract: This collection contains five correspondence from PFC George Jankovsky, USA, to the Hopkins family during the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 21
    Container: 4
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Kathleen Gross.


    This collection is arranged chronologically.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], George Jankovsky Second World War correspondence (2017.223.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains five correspondence written by PFC George Jankovsky, USA to the Hopkins family during the Second World War. Most of the letters are directed at his friend, he calls "little sister" Rose, and he discusses his time in Germany toward the end and after the war.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945)
    World War (1939-1945) -- Europe
    World War (1939-1945) -- Germany
    United States. -- Army.
    World War (1939-1945) -- Japan
    World War (1939-1945) -- Pacific Area
    World War (1939-1945) -- Victory in Europe Day (VE Day)
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    Gross, Kathleen A.