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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 30, 1944. Willis mentions that the mail is getting through again, and regrets hearing that Waco has been so hot recently. He recalls that dove season opens on September 1st, and he wishes he could go. He also mentions that he's talked to a friend who recently got married, and Willis doesn't think his friend was in the right position to get married. He's gone swimming a lot recently, and he hasn't gotten to see Robert, Jr. yet.
Date: August 30, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, August 31, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 31, 1944, detailing a visit he's had from Robert [Evans] Jr. He details the things they talked about, and going to look at Robert's plane. He also mentions eating at the fields mess hall off of real American ware.
Date: August 31, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 6, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on December 6, 1944, saying he hasn't gotten any of their letters, but he has gotten a few boxes in the mail. He says he's got some pictures he'll send to them in his next air mail letter. He also mentions a friend who's been stationed nearby and is going to come to the club that night.
Date: December 6, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr., on December 23, 1944. He tells of a friend who came back from the Rest Camp recently, with whom he compared the sights of Rome, and explains that someone broke into his footlocker and stole a fountain pen he'd gotten from Robert Evans, Jr., as well as a hunting knife. He wonders what kind of soldier would do something like that, and seems sure that the perpetrator will be caught.
Date: December 23, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, December 11, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on December 11, 1944, telling about a movie he saw recently. He says it was pretty good, but he's seen better. He also complains about the cold, but he's put paper between his mattress and the bed springs, so he thinks he'll be warmer.
Date: December 11, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, January 3, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on January 3, 1944. He says he went into town and stopped by the Red Cross. He also received a letter from Wilbur Crawford, and asks for a box of shortbread cookies.
Date: January 3, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, February 29, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on February 29, 1944. He sends reassurances to Wilbur Crawford's mother that he's fine, and tells his parents not to worry about him, since he's not at the front lines.
Date: February 29, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, January 1, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on January 1, 1944. He thinks back about believing the war would be over soon when he joined the army, and hopes it will end this year. He also asks for more pecans.
Date: January 1, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on January 18, 1944. He discusses letters he's received, and asks to be sent candy and pecans.
Date: January 18, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, January 19, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on January 19, 1944. He talks about his day in town where he saw a Red Cross show, and explains how he made himself a spring bed.
Date: January 19, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[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 1, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 1, 1944. He says that many people think the war will be over in the fall, and that it's getting hotter in Italy, although it's cool during the evening. He works from 4:30 AM to 2:30 PM. He also mentions that the potato crop was plentiful, and he and his friend Harmon Gilbreath have been frying lots of potatoes.
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on January 21, 1944. He received a letter from his uncle, and went to the Red Cross in town recently. He gives his opinion on weekly inspections.
Date: January 21, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on January 30, 1944. A man from the Red Cross brought the soldiers donuts, and Willis says Wilbur Crawford may be down to see him soon.
Date: January 30, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

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

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 4, 1944, detailing the weather that day, and the lack of sleep he got the night before due to a visiting captain, who was the brother of one of the men in Willis' tent. He promises to get lots of sleep, and tells his mother to rest and get well.
Date: July 4, 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, July 10, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 10, 1944. The mail slowed down recently, and Willis went to the EM Club because it is something to do. His outfit had fresh eggs for breakfast for the past few days. Willis had a letter from Joe, who is going to be in Waco soon, and Willis expresses his jealousy at Joe for getting to stay so close to home.
Date: July 10, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, April 6, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on April 6, 1944. He had a get together with Wilbur Crawford and some soldiers from his outfit, and he comments on the weather.
Date: April 6, 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 14, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on August 14, 1944, telling them that he recently got a letter from Robert Evans, Jr. and they hope to meet up soon. He also received a letter from Jimmie Kendrick, who wishes he was stationed in a city. Willis mentions that Bob Milam's mother heard a rumor that her son was wounded, and reassures his family that the only way anyone in his outfit could be hurt would be by falling out of bed. He asks them to tell Mrs. Milam that Bob is okay if they see her.
Date: August 14, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis