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This collection contains letters to and from Private First Class Danver Johns and his parents Moss and Amy Johns during the Second World War. It also contains letters to Amy Johns from various correspondents and seven photographs and newspaper clippings.
Private First Class Danver Johns was born September 20th, 1925, in Spokane, Washington to Moss and Amy Johns. When he was 18, Johns was eligible for a farm deferment, but chose to serve in the Army Air Corps. In December 1943, he was at Buckley Field near Denver, Colorado. He took the cadets test but didn't make it, so he tried to become a mechanic. He was transferred to the 770th squadron. He was moved to an Army Air Base in Salt Lake City, which was part of the 18th Replacement Wing of the Second Air Force. He did not serve overseas, but served on the state side. He went to B-29 school. In April 1946 Johns was given an honorable discharge. Johns attended Washington State College and graduated in 1950 with a BS in Agricultural Engineering. He married Verna Larsen on September 29, 1951. They had four kids: Marie, Luci, Robert, and Karen. Johns died on September 29th, 2004.
.5 Linear feet (8 folders)
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