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Robert L. Bennett World War II letters

Robert L. Bennett World War II letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert L. Bennett World War II letters
Creator: Bennett, Robert L.
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1946
Language: English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2365
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert L. Bennett served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was discharged soon after the close of the war with the rank of Captain U.S. Cavalry. After the war, he resided in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from Robert L. Bennett to his parents while serving in the 2nd Army then later the 8th Army from 1943, 1945-1946. Letters written from training camps in Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Tennessee, and military posts in California, describe the geographic areas, training, and Bennett's duties. Letters written from the Pacific Theater discuss the Philippines, especially Manila and Leyte, and Japan. Letters include descriptions of the area, the people, camp life, and typhoons; and regard Japanese prisoners of war and independence of the Philippines. Post war letters regard Bennett's duties of processing troops in and out of the area and teaching classes for the army.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert L. Bennett World War II letters, ms2365, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Correspondence.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Military training camps -- United States.
Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Japan.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11-20Letters, 1943-1946
 
121Letters - undated
 
122Miscellaneous, 1944
 
123Photographs