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Shindledecker, John G. (Second World War correspondence)
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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: John G. Shindledecker Second World War correspondence
    Creator: Shindledecker, John G.
    source: Trostle, Ronald Lee
    Identifier/Call Number: 2016.082.w.rd
    Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1944 May 29-1945 July 19
    Abstract: This collection contains letters from SN John G. Shindledecker, USN, to his brother Harry during the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 11
    Container: 18

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Ronald Lee Trostle

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], John G. Shindledecker Second World War correspondence (2016.082.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 is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/jgshindledecker_collection/
    This collection contains five correspondence written by Seaman First Class, John Grayson "Pete" Shindledecker, United States Navy, to his brother and family during the Second World World War. Shindledecker's hometown was Cascade, MD, and he served from 1943-1945 aboard the USS Manatee. He was based in San Francisco, CA and New York City, NY.
    The letters are addressed to Harry Z. Shindledecker, who is the donor's grandfather. He calls him "brother" and the letters are sent to him in Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Shindledecker signs his name as "Pete" in the letters.
    In the letter dated May 14, 1945 he discusses the end of the war with Germany and expresses hope that the war with the "Japs" will be over soon as well so he can go home.

    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)
    Correspondence -- World War, 1939-1945
    United States. -- Navy
    Trostle, Ronald Lee