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Letter from Franklin Warren VanWert to his mother

Date: Dec. 07 1941 | Identifier: 704.1.a
Letter from Franklin Warren VanWert to his mother written while he was stationed aboard USS Breckinridge (AP-176). He discusses the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor, stating, "The radio reports came so shockingly and so vague." Additionally, he states that their ship was detached from the 15th Naval District in Panama and is now part of the Special Service Squadron of the Atlantic Fleet. more...
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