Finding Aid for the John G. Shindledecker Second World War correspondence collection 2016.082.w.r

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
9/1/2016
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: John G. Shindledecker First World War correspondence
creator: Shindledecker, John G.
source: Trostle, Ronald Lee
Identifier/Call Number: 2016.082.w.r
Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1944-05-29-1945-07-19
Abstract: This collection contains letters from Seaman First Class John G. Shindledecker, United States Navy, to his brother Harry during the Second World War.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
Container: WWII 9
Container: 2

Content Description

This collection contains 5 correspondence written by Seaman First Class, John Grayson. Shindledecker, United States Navy, to his brother and family during World War Two. 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 Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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