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Johns Family Second World War Correspondence
2016.168.w.r  
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Series 1: Correspondence from Danver Johns 1943-11-17-1946-03-27

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This series contains 75 correspondence from Danver Johns to his parents during his training and service stateside as a mechanic for the Air Forces during and after the Second World War until Johns' honorable discharge. The letters start soon after Johns enlisted and during his basic training. He tries to become a pilot, but he fails the test and he becomes a mechanic instead. Johns talks about his car, other people and their correspondence with him, when he got his parents last letter and why he didn't reply sooner, the weather, and what duties he has to do. There is also mention of some of the people he serves with and some of the problems he has to deal with, such as Kitchen Police duty and the trouble he gets in for skipping out on Kitchen Police duty.
 

Series 2: Correspondence to Danver Johns 1946-03-25-1946-03-31

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This series contains two correspondence to Danver Johns from his mother and a woman named Barbara, whose relationship to Johns is unknown. In the letter from his mother, she mostly talks about their farm and what has happened in her life recently. In the letter from Barbara she talks about the weather, asks when he's coming back, talks about his parents, his farm, his stationary, a dream she had, a show she saw, and her prom.
 

Series 3: Correspondence to Amy Johns 1945

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This series contains two correspondence to Amy Johns from Private First Class Robert L. Flory and Ted Malone. The correspondence from Flory relays why he took so long to respond, the weather, and that there are a lot of coconuts and bananas on the undisclosed island that he is on. The one from Malone relays that he is glad that Amy Johns wrote to him and that he will use what he wrote to him on one of his next radio shows.
 

Series 4: Photographs

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This series contains 7 photographs of a dog, a plane, a plane runway, and men on a boat.
 

Series 5: Biographical Information

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This series contains the biographical information of Danver Johns. This information is provided by the donor, Marie Johns.