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Moore (Thomas Eugene) Second World War Correspondence
2016.084.w.r  
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carton 1-2, folder 1-21

Series 1, Correspondence from Gene to Peggy 1942-01-1946-01

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet(21 folders)

Scope and Contents

This series contains letters from Lt. "Gene" Moore, USA to his wife, "Peggy" Moore, during the Second World War prior to enlistment in 1942 to the end of his occupation duties in Japan in 1946. Also included with some of the letters are miscellaneous photographs and ephemera such as dinner menus and cards sent along with the correspondence.
Of interest:
June 3, 1944, continuous letter that ends on June 6 (D-Day) and he mentions that the men on base (Hawaii) are "rather on the happy side tonight, because we can all begin to see the end in sight and of course, it means the time we can all go home."
carton 2, folder 22

Series 2, Correspondence from Gene to parents 1945-08-1945-11

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence from Lt. "Gene" Moore, USA to his parents during the end of the Second World War from August to November 1945. The first letter, August 19, 1944, discusses the celebration of the end of the war while still stationed in Hawaii. The other two letters were sent from Japan while on occupation duties. Included in the second letter are a series of small black and white photos originally sent with the correspondence.
carton 2, folder 23

Series 3, Correspondence to Gene and Peggy 1942-01-1945-10

Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet(1 folder)

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence to Lt. "Gene" Moore, USA and his wife, "Peggy" Moore, during the Second World War. Some letters are to Mary Montgomery (Peggy) before they married and some are addressed to both Gene and Peggy.
Authors to Peggy:
mother and father, Gene's mother, Esther Rhoads (American Friends Service Committee), Lieutenant Charles Montgomery (brother), Captain L.E. Eaton, Lieutenant Don M. Rickard, Helen Murphy.
Author to Gene:
One letter signed "Herb" (no envelope).
Authors to both:
Corporal Ray C. Osborne.
carton 2

Series 4, Photographs 1942-1944

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet(2 photo albums)

Scope and Contents

This series contains two black photo albums with black and white photographs of Lt. "Gene" Moore and his wife, "Peggy" Moore, during the Second World War. One album contains photos of ROTC training, military training, recreation, tanks, and some photographs of Peggy and her friends at home and at school. The second album contains photos of Lt. Moore and his unit while stationed in Maui, Oahu, Saipan, and Japan during the second half of the war, including some professional landscape photos of the island. The photos include shots of training, landscape, flamethrowers, mortars, living spaces, VE Day celbration, and various photos of Osaka during the occupation. The album ends with photos of the journey home to America. Some photos are in color.
carton 2

Series 5, Book 2015

Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 book)

Scope and Contents

This series contains one book, All My Love, Gene: The World War II Letters of Lt. Thomas E. Moore, by John T. Moore. The book contains some photographs and narrates the story of Lt. Moore from his meeting of his wife, Mary "Peggy" Montgomery, in 1942 until the end of his war experience when he left his occupation duties in Japan in February 1946. The story also includes Gene and Peggy's childhood. It also as it fills in the gaps of the story with family history not contained in the content of the correspondence collection.