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[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 26, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 26, 1944. He informs them that Wilbur Crawford, whose leg was injured, had the bandages taken off and just needs exercise to recover. He plans to have his picture taken and send them to his parents. He's had letters from a friend at A&M and Margaret Willis from Abilene.
Date: February 26, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 22, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 22, 1944. He had a letter from the mother of a friend who was in the Pacific, and whose other sons might be drafted soon. Willis plans to go see Wilbur Crawford soon, and is pleased that his tent now has a radio and the battalion has a laundry.
Date: February 22, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 4, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 4, 1944. He has gone to see Wilbur Crawford for the past few days, and the two of them have planned a camping and fishing trip to take place when the war is over. Willis asks where his cousin Jimmie Kendrick is stationed.
Date: February 4, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 8, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 8, 1944. He's going to see Wilbur Crawford again soon, and says Crawford is lucky he only got a hole in his leg muscle instead of a broken bone. He asks his parents to send him some film, as well as his cousin Jimmie's address.
Date: February 8, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 18, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 18, 1944. He says he bought a war bond and sent it home, and that he's going to visit Wilbur Crawford in the hospital soon. He got a lighter, a box of pecans, and the film sent from home. He asks after his parents' broken ice box, and says it might be hard to get a new one.
Date: February 18, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, July 2, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 2, 1944. He is glad to hear that Wilbur Crawford is home, and explains that he didn't say anything because he wasn't sure when Crawford would arrive. His outfit started holding church services in the mess hall, and he plans on going often. He received a letter from Bertie, who is getting married soon, and one from Joe Lattimore, who promised to clean and oil Willis' shotgun and rifles.
Date: July 2, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 8, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 8, 1944. He's glad to hear that Wilbur Crawford is home and wishes he could be home himself. He says that it's hot where he is, but not like in Waco. Willis goes on to say that he went to the show the night before, but it wasn't a good one, so he left. He asks his parents to send him a picture of them and the house, as well as a box of cold tablets if they can manage it.
Date: August 8, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 4, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 4, 1944. He hopes to see Robert Evans, Jr. when he gets to Italy, and asks his parents to tell Wilbur Crawford to write to him, or give Willis his address. He also asks for a box of short bread.
Date: August 4, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 22, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 22, 1944. This letter is marked Letter 1 of 2. He went to an Texas A&M meeting for Muster Day and saw some men he knew from home. He guesses most of the men from his graduating class are in the Pacific. He briefly mentions seeing Vesuvius erupt, as well as spending time with his friend Harmon Gilbreath and Wilbur Crawford.
Date: April 22, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 23, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 23, 1944. He wishes he could meet a girl, Jean Wood, mentioned in one of his parents' letters. He says he went looking for a place to go fishing in Italy, and wishes the Red Cross or Special Services could fix up a boat to take the soldiers fishing.
Date: April 23, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 22, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 22, 1944. This letter is marked Letter 2 of 2. He went to a U.S.O. show with Wilbur Crawford and Harmon Gilbreath the other night, and he tells his parents that it's up to them whether or not they sell their house, although if they decide to build a new one he wishes he could be there to help out.
Date: April 22, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 16, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 16, 1944. He went to visit Wilbur Crawford and brought him newspapers from Waco, and he and his friend Harmon Gilbreath ordered swim suits from the service so they can go swimming soon, since it's warming up.
Date: April 16, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 30, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 30, 1944. He summarizes a few letters he's received from friends, asks after what his parents have decided about selling their house, and mentions a camping trip he and Wilbur Crawford are planning to go on after the war is over.
Date: April 30, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 30, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 30, 1944. He thanks them for boxes of food they sent him, and commends his outfit's EM Club, which he went to with his friend Wilbur Crawford recently. He mentions that it's getting warmer where he's stationed, and asks his parents to hold on to the catalogs he's been sending them.
Date: April 30, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, May 30, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on May 30, 1944. He says that Wilbur Crawford is getting better, and you can't even tell that his leg was ever injured. He urges his mother to get well, saying that he hopes he will be home that year. He dwells on the weather for a while, and tells them not to send him his bathing suit as he already has one.
Date: May 30, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, November 17, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on November 17, 1944, about a visit he had from Robert, Jr., whom he had to go pick up from the air field. Wilbur Crawford promised to send Willis a fountain pen when he got back to his camp. Willis says it's still cold out, but they keep their stove on to stay warm. He also mentions getting a letter from Wilbur Crawford, who promised to send him a picture of his wife.
Date: November 17, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, September 1, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis Sr. on September 1, 1943. He laments missing the first day of dove season for the first time in ten years, and asks his father to shoot some birds for him. He relates a letter he received from Wilbur Crawford.
Date: September 1, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis