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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Letters year 1943

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Letters from Ernest Struble during active service with

Company E, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion,

2nd Armored Division

 

Introduction

Army Examiner 

The letters were examined by the Army Examiner, that was the platoon commander of Company C, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion: 2nd Lieutenant Edwin E Spears

 


Letters written adressed to:

The letters start with adressing to “Russie” who is his 6 years older brother Russel, and then “Jack” that comes from Josephine, his Sister-in-Law. The name “Pearl” could be the child of Russel and Josephine. 

 


Letters PFC Willian E Struble from the year 1943

 


Letter 25-03-1943

 

William Ernest Struble 250343

William Ernest Struble 250343

William Ernest Struble 250343

William Ernest Struble 250343

Enveloppe

Pvt. Wm. E. Struble

13055072

Co. C, 17th Armd. Engr. Bn,

A.P.O. 252, c/o postmaster

New York City, N.Y.

Mr. & Mr.s, Russell C. Struble

             Mickleys R.F.D. #1,

                      Allentown

                         Penna.,

                          U.S.A.

Edwin E. Spears

   2nd Lt, C.E

 

Letter 

   March 21, 1943

                                                                                                        Somewhere in Arica

Dear Jack, Pearl, & Russie:

 Received your letter dated Mar. 2nd. yes-

terday. I am fine & dandy – hope you all

Are the same. Thanks a lot for the

picture of Jack, Russie & the dogs. Say what’s

the matter – can’t they smile a little bit!

Russie, the answer to your questions is

no. No hits, no misses. You can forget

about the pistols. I don’t have any yet hit

I’ll get one. (I hope!)

I’ve seen some dandy curved scimitars. Pearl

you’d go nuts over them. I won’t get any ‘til

after the war tho’. Then I’ll be more certain

of bringing them back!

                                    Love, Ernie


(Transcribed by E. Wijshake)