Robert L. Bennett letters to Frederick W. Bennett

Robert L. Bennett letters to Frederick W. Bennett

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Bennett, Robert L.
Title: Robert L. Bennett letters to Frederick W. Bennett
Dates: 1943-1946
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence from Robert L. Bennett to his parents while serving in the 2nd Army then later the 8th Army in the Pacific Theater from 1943, 1945-1946. Early letters, written from training camps in Ft. Riley (Ks.) and Tennessee and military posts in California, describe the geographic areas, training, and Bennett's duties. In 1945, Bennett's unit was shipped to the Pacific Theater and his letters discuss the Philippines, especially Manila and Leyte, and Japan. The letters include descriptions of the area, the people, camp life, and typhoons. Letters Bennett wrote after Japan's surrender contain information on Japanese prisoners of war, the independence of the Philippines, and his post war duties including processing troops in and out of the area and teaching classes for the army.
Coll. Number: ms2365

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert L. Bennett, soldier during World War II serving first with the 2nd Army then later with the 8th Army, stationed in the Philippines and Japan. After the war, he resided in Athens, Georgia.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Bennett, Frederick W.
California--Description and travel
Japan--Description and travel.
Military training camps--Kansas.
Military training camps--Tennessee.
Philippines--Description and travel.
Philippines--History--Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
Soldiers--Georgia.
United States. Army. Army, 2nd.
United States. Army. Army, 8th.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons--Japan.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert L. Bennett letters to Frederick W. Bennett. MS 2365. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
111943 February
 
21943 October
 
31945 March
 
41945 April
 
51945 May
 
61945 June
 
71945 July
 
81945 August
 
91945 September
 
101945 October
 
111945 November
 
121945 December
 
131946 January
 
141946 February
 
151946 March
 
161946 June
 
171946 July
 
181946 August
 
191946 September
 
201946 December
 
21Undated
 
22Miscellaneous
 
23Photograph