Posts tagged "World War II letters"

World War II Navigator heads to air combat!

World War II Navigator heads to air combat!
Hello again, World War II Airman Letters fans. I’m very sorry that this blog had such a long silence.  I was suddenly faced with an unpleasant health issue last June, 2014, and  had to drop all extraneous work. This post will summarize what happened to Ebner after he graduated from Navigation School in Hondo, Texas,... Read more »

World War II Mom sends love and encouragement

World War II Mom sends love and encouragement
Seventy-one years ago, World War II navigator-in-training, Frank Ebner Gartz, wrote to  his mother about his hard work and some health trouble he was having, but I think primarily  to reassure her he was all right and just too darn busy with school work to write. His mother’s loving, prayerful response was written just four... Read more »

World War II Air cadet writes letters while on duty

World War II Air cadet writes letters while on duty
Frank really wants to keep in touch with everyone back home. It’s the surest way to keep the letters coming and relieve homesickness. He’s writing about three letters each day, and this missive to his Mom shows how he finagles any extra spare time in between his demanding studies to get the daunting amount of... Read more »
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    Linda Gartz

    I was born and raised on Chicago's West Side, where the Gartz family lived and worked for most of the 20th century. After my mom died in 1994, my brothers and I poked around the the attic of my parents' home and discovered a trove of letters, diaries, documents, and photos that had been saved for almost a century. Taken as a whole, they focus a lens on the history of our city and life in another era, as seen through the eyes of regular folks. Go to Lindagartz.com where you'll find my blog, Family Archaeologist (a clickable link is on the "About Letters of a World War II Airman" page). There you can explore this historical treasure trove that illuminates history and our shared humanity. I started my blog, "Letters of a World War II Airman," on the 70th anniversary of the date my uncle, Frank Ebner Gartz, was drafted into World War II military service. You can see that first post and the first three months of 1943 letters at my website, Lindagartz.com. All future letters will be posted on this blog. I'm an author, archivist and television producer. Please visit my website, LindaGartz.com, to see my published articles and an overview of my television productions.

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