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[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 21, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on December 21, 1943. He arrived safely in Italy, and likes it a great deal more than he did North Africa. He comments on the fruit and nuts that grow in Italy, and mentions that he has finally received many letters and packages from home.
Date: December 21, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, July 21, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 21, 1943. He discusses swimming at the beach, and what he wants to do and eat when the war is over. He also asks his father to send him a load of cigarettes and specifies what clothes he wants them to send him.
Date: July 21, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, July 21, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 21, 1944. He apologizes for not writing more, but the war seems to be winding down and there isn't much to say. He thinks Germany will fold soon and the army will be home by spring. He wishes he could have gone fishing with his friends in Waco, and says he received a box of short bread.
Date: July 21, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, November 21, 1943]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on November 21, 1943. He explains that he is writing this letter in a crowded room because it's the warmest place in camp, and the army made the men take their stoves out of their tents. He also talks about the food they have.
Date: November 21, 1943
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, October 21, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on October 21, 1944, informing his parents that he's been promoted to Technician Sergeant, and that he'll be paid as much as a corporal, so he may be putting more money in the bank. He also mentions getting his winter clothes, which were too big but new.
Date: October 21, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, March 21, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on March 21, 1944. He reports the receipt of several letters from them, and sends his condolences for one of them who recently had a tooth pulled. He comments that he needs to get one or two teeth filled soon. He is planning on taking Wilbur Crawford to a U.S.O. show soon, and tells his parents to inform Mrs. Crawford, Wilbur's mother, that he'll probably be put in a unit in the rear once he's well enough.
Date: March 21, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Purchase Receipt for W. E. Forester, March 21, 1944]

Description: Purchase receipt issued to W. E. Forester after he purchased a gas stove. The receipt has information about Forester's address, number of items bought, the type of stove he bought, and is signed by James M. Kyle in the bottom right corner.
Date: March 21, 1944
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Letter from June Yates to Cal Yates]

Description: Letter from June Yates to Cal describing his travels across Germany after the war was over. June notes the destruction that the bombs inflicted on some of the large cities and testifies for the accuracy of the horror stories told from the concentration camps; they are still very busy as they are the only hospital for miles.
Date: 1945-05-21~
Creator: Yates, June
Partner: City of Grapevine