This collection contains correspondence from T/5 George E. Swanson, USA to his parents and sister during the Second World
War. It also contains correspondence from Edwin Georg Swanson to Gerda Bohm during the First World War.
From the donor form, by Mark E. Swanson, son of George Edward Swanson: "Edwin Georg Swanson was born in Karlshamm, Sweden,
December 24, 1888. He immigrated to the USA in early 1900's after working in Paris, France as a painter, his vocation. He
married around 1919 and lived in Corona, New York after being honorably discharged from the Army. He worked as a private painter,
and also was employed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard for years. He died in the early 1960's. Letters were posted from France, 1918-1919.
He was in the infantry as a corporal, inducted into the Army on December 8, 1917. His engagements in France included Baccarat
sector, June 21st - August 4th (1918); Vesle sector, August 11th-18th (1918); and Meuse-Argonne offensive, September 26th
- November 11th (1918). He was discharged from Army on May 9, 1919." --
"George Edward Swanson was born in Corona, New York on April 4, 1923 and graduated from Newton High School in Elmhurst, New
York and Pratt Institute in October 1947 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a mechanical engineer with
General Electric, Schenectady, New York till his untimely death on October 11, 1950 from a medical event. He is buried in
the Dunning Cemetary, Malta, Saratoga County, New York. - Letters were posted from England, 1944-1945. His war photo album
encompasses his time on the Europe mainland as a technician, fifth grade, in the 3rd Infantry Division, 7th regiment. He
was stationed in Austria, Germany, and France. He had entered the service on June 25, 1943 and was discharged on March 26,
1946. His photo album is his pictoral diary of his war time in Central Europe."
-- According to http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/records-search/grooms.php Edwin G. Swanson married Gerda C. Bohm on August
30, 1919 in Queens, New York.
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