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.


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.
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

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