Robert L. Bennett World War II letters

Robert L. Bennett World War II letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Bennett, Robert L.
Title: Robert L. Bennett World War II letters
Dates: 1943-1946
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms2365

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert L. Bennett served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was discharged soon after the close of the war with the rank of Captain U.S. Cavalry. After the war, he resided in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from Robert L. Bennett to his parents while serving in the 2nd Army then later the 8th Army from 1943, 1945-1946. Letters written from training camps in Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Tennessee, and military posts in California, describe the geographic areas, training, and Bennett's duties. Letters written from the Pacific Theater discuss the Philippines, especially Manila and Leyte, and Japan. Letters include descriptions of the area, the people, camp life, and typhoons; and regard Japanese prisoners of war and independence of the Philippines. Post war letters regard Bennett's duties of processing troops in and out of the area and teaching classes for the army.

Index Terms

Japan--Description and travel.
Military training camps--United States.
Philippines--History--Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons--Japan.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Robert L. Bennett World War II letters, ms2365, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-20Letters, 1943-1946
21Letters - undated
22Miscellaneous, 1944