Jimmy Ley Collection

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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 8, 1942
Jimmy is shipped to a different part of Sheppard Field for technical school.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 10, 1942
Jimmy went out dancing in town, asks about life at home, and describes the schedule for technical school.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 12, 1942
After his first two in the classroom, Jimmy is anxious to move past the preliminary coursework. He asks about home, his check, and his life insurance policy.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 15, 1942
Jimmy reports some of what he has studied so far. He expresses excitement that his parents are planning to visit him.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 17, 1942
Jimmy writes about starting night school and trying to meet girls.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 19, 1942
Jimmy describes some of the practical work he is doing in class and the importance of precision. He is thankful for the letters he received from Bob and from his dad.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 20, 1942
Jimmy mentions his first test and responds to news he read in newspapers from Iowa.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 24, 1942
Jimmy has started an Airplane Structures class and he describes a Glenn L. Martin bomber plane.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 26, 1942
Writing from the Service Club, Jimmy relays news that Grinnell is going to be used as an Officer’s Training School.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 28, 1942
Jimmy explains why Sheppard Field is considered one of the toughest camps with low morale.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. William D. Ley - August 31, 1942
Jimmy writes to Bill describing in detail everything he knows about the Air Corps, since Billy is interested in joining.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - August 31, 1942
Jimmy talks about letters he has received from family and friends.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 1, 1942
Jimmy responds to news from home and mentions the Lakota scrap drive. He outlines the official changes regarding the mechanical school.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 3, 1942
Jimmy wishes that his short vacation from mechanical school would line up with Betty’s wedding so he could attend.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 6, 1942
Jimmy is studying hydraulics and writes that the barracks is getting very friendly. He is sorry to miss the wedding.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 9, 1942
Jimmy was mistaken and Betty’s wedding is not until October. He wants to see the family and wishes they would visit.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 14, 1942
Jimmy attended a U. S. O. dance and met some nice girls. He plans to visit his Aunt Florence’s friend Miss Smith. He wonders about paying to take flying lessons.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 16, 1942
Jimmy asks about gas rationing at home and writes about engine repair.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 19, 1942
Jimmy describes a gas mask drill.
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Ley, Jimmy
Jimmy Ley to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ley - September 21, 1942
Jimmy writes about the weather and the high popularity of gambling in the army camp.

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