Jimmy Ley Collection

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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - "Monday Noon" October 1941
Mid-semester tests have ended and Jimmy writes about the football season and the six day class week.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - "Sunday Afternoon" October 1941
Jimmy discusses various automobile brands. He describes changes at the college, his class schedule, and hopes to get a used car soon.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - October 27, 1941
Jimmy visits the doctor. He also visits Betty and Shirley in Des Moines.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - November 25, 1942
Jimmy thanks his mother for a Thanksgiving package. He moved to the shipping squadron before graduation on Friday.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 1, 1942
After graduation Jimmy spends his free time on base.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 12, 1942
Jimmy elaborates on his new living conditions in detail.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 13, 1942
Bob enlisted in the Marines. Jimmy is already talking about Christmas.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 15, 1942
Jimmy writes about his visit to Baltimore over the weekend.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 22, 1942
Jimmy enjoyed another visit to Baltimore and to a girl’s house for dinner.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 27, 1942
Jimmy describes his Christmas experience including gifts and cards he received. He encloses a paragraph from a friend named Sidney.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 29, 1942
Jimmy explains pre-flight procedures.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 4, 1942
Jimmy is still waiting and eager to ship out.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - December 9, 1942
Jimmy describes his new life in Maryland and adds a note on the B-26.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - November 12, 1942
With only twelve school days left, Jimmy talks about ‘pre-flighting’ checks and a letter from Betty.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - November 15, 1942
Jimmy begins by discussing football , describes why a furlough is not possible, and ends with a comment on the quality of the soldiers.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - November 17, 1942
It is Jimmy’s four month anniversary in the army and he admits that everyone is eager to be done with training.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - November 19, 1942
Jimmy shares the good news that he passed his physical exam to be an aerial engineer.
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Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - November 2, 1942
Jimmy praises Ed’s letter-writing skills and describes running all the engines for test blocks. He is happy with his final portions of school and attended a Halloween U.S.O. dance.

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