Physical Description: 0.63 Linear Feet(8 folders)
Scope and Contents
This series contains correspondence from William Fee. The bulk of the material is addressed to his father Dwight Fee and discusses
William's daily routines in the Army. This series contains letters and casual notes, hand drawn diagrams and a few magazines
clippings. Subjects of conversation include, training with an assortment of weapons, types of drills, various training exercises,
deployment to France and recovery from being wounded.
Of interest are a series of hand-written notes by William Fee, comparing weapons specifications and training practices for
different types of weapons. For example, Fee compares the older style Thompsons model 1921 A1 and M1 sub-machineguns to the
newer style M3 Grease Gun. Topics such as weight, rate of fire, magazine capacity and overall layout are discussed. These
can be found in folders 4 and 5 in box 1.
Also of interest are the letters from William concerning his recovery process while in the hospital after being wounded by
Folder 1 July 1943 - Oct. 1943
Folder 2 Nov. 1943 - Dec. 1943
Folder 3 Jan. 1944 - Mar. 1944
Folder 4 April 1944 - July 1944
Folder 5 Aug. 1944 - Oct. 1944
Folder 1 Jan. 1945 - June. 1945
Folder 2 July 1945 - Sept. 1945
Folder 3 Nov. 1945 - Dec. 1945
Subjects and Indexing Terms
World War, 1939-1945 -- Battlefields -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies