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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Louis E. Kearney Second World War correspondence
    source: Gravino, Dorothy
    source: Nugent, R.E., Lieutenant General
    Identifier/Call Number: 2015.059.w.r
    Identifier/Call Number: 1232
    Physical Description: 0.24 Linear Feet (3 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1951
    Abstract: This collection contains letters, photographs and and photocopied correspondence from LtCol. Louis E. Kearney, USAAF during the Second World War.
    Condition Description: Most material is in good condition. Two letters were sleeved due to brittle paper.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 6
    Container: 2-4
    Container: 1-3

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dorothy Gravino.


    This collection is arranged by author and material type. Series 1. Correspondence from Louis E. Kearney, -- Series 2. Correspondence to Louis E. Kearney -- Series 3. Photocopies, correspondence

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Louis E. Kearney Second World War correspondence (2015.059.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 four letters from Lieutenant Colonel Louis E. Kearney, United States Army Air Force to his wife Harriett Kearney during the Second World War. These letters focus on how much Kearney misses and loves his wife. He writes about God, faith in heaven and the belief in an everlasting life. Other topics include living in hotels before overseas deployment, being issued his overseas equipment and receiving the Bronze Star medal in May of 1945.
    Also included in this collection are three mounted photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Kearney, one letter from Lieutenant General R.E. Nugent, United States Army Air Force and four photocopies of the original Kearney correspondence contained.

    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. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945)
    World War (1939-1945) -- Homefront
    World War (1939-1945) -- Equipment and supplies
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    Gravino, Dorothy
    Kearney, Louis E., Lieutenant Colonel -- Correspondence
    Nugent, R.E., Lieutenant General