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

Lauren Menges
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

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.
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Content Description

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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

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

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