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    • Smith Letter from Ernest, 27 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Ernest talks about getting home faster. He remembers fishing back home and fishing just isn't the same on this island in the Pacific. He gets to swim but not in the ocean. The Powder Plant is expanding in Charlestown. Beer and coke are rationed but...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 28 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Big game hunting; Ohio River; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Moanalua Camp--Hawaii
    • Henry is in Hawaii and has read about the river being wild back home. He also has heard about the expantion DuPont is making to the Powder Plant in Charlestown, IN. He wants to get a job in the Philippines that is dangerous. This letter is part of...
    • Smith Letter from Henry Al Cain, 26 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Henry says that the war is over and people are celebrating everywhere. He doesn't think he will be going home anytime soon. Henry is concerned for his mother. Henry is working on the "power plant Electra." Henry is thinking he might stop writing to...
    • Smith Letter from James, 16 Apr 1945

    • United States Army in World War II. War in the Pacific; Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; Japanese; Food; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Philippine Islands
    • James is in the Philippines. He just got over blood poisoning. He has been commisioned a 2nd Lt. He also received a Purlple Heart for a shrapnel wound in the hip. The Japanese are keeping them busy. He describes the fishing they do with TNT. He...
    • Smith Letter from James, 28 Sep 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Japanese; Unemployment; Manila (Philippine); Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • James is still in the service but has enough points to go home. He thought he might get home by Christmas. Charlestown has become a ghost town because the Powder Plant shut down from the war being over. James is unsure of what job he will do when...
    • Smith Letter from James Jimmy Cain, 1 May 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Army--Military life; Farming; Weather; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown
    • Jimmy talks about his family and asks about Frank's family. He talks about the war ending and people being drafted. He talks about the weather and spring planting. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection written to Frank A. and Dorothy Smith...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 9 Mar 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Ohio River; Weather
    • William is in the Navy in the west Pacific. He talks about the Ohio River flooding and the weather being bad. He mentions the new plant in Charlestown needing workers and he would love to be there. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 15 Apr 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Christmas presents
    • William is in the west Pacific. He just received Chirstmas presents of stationary and nuts. He talks about the powder plant being built in Charlestown and thinks he could make big money working there. This letter is part of a 37 letter collection...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 10 Jun 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Peleliu Island (Palau); Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Farming
    • William is at Peleliu Island. He asks Frank about his farming and how the weather is effecting planting. He talks about the powder plant in Charlestown and wonders if the plant will be there when he gets back home so that he can work there. He...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 6 Aug 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Peleliu Island (Palau); Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Weather
    • William is at Peleliu Island. Frank sent him pictures of old Kentucky. William shared them with some of the boys and they all believe their state is the best. He tells stories about how hot it is. He wonders if the powder plant will be open after...
    • Smith Letter from William F. Smith, 23 Sep 1945

    • Soldiers--Correspondence; World War II--United States; United States. Navy--Military life; United States Navy in World War II. War in the Pacific; Peleliu Island (Palau); Indiana Army Ammunition Plant--Indiana--Charlestown; Prisoners of...
    • William is at Peleliu Island. He talks about the DuPont plant in Charlestown. Frank's tobacco crop wasn't so good. He asked about Frank's squirrel hunting and would like to join him. He says he gets to fish. They use hand grenades in the ocean to...
    • Indiana Ordnance Works Real Estate Acquisition 1941, Charlestown, Indiana

    • Land acquisitions; Indiana Ordnance Works; Hoosier Ordnance Plant; Indiana Arsenal; Indiana Army Ammunition Plant; Charlestown (Ind.); World War, 1939-1945; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; United States. Army--Ordnance and ordnance stores;...
    • The US federal government began acquiring land in Charlestown, Indiana in 1940 to build an ammunition plant to supply the US military during World War II. This book is the record of the land acquisition for Hoosier Ordnance Plant. It contains names...
    • Letter from Charles A. Leach to Mr. Dorsey, December 29, 1942.

    • Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--Indiana--Speed; World War, 1939-1945--Military facilities--American--Oregon--Camp Adair
    • The Jesse G. Dorsey Collection of World War II Correspondence consists of correspondence from 348 service members and their relatives, written to Jesse Dorsey during World War II. Mr. Dorsey was the Director of Recreation and Welfare and editor of...
    • Letter from Orren L Briggs to Mr. Jesse Dorsey, November 16, 1943.

    • Military training; Silver Creek High School (Sellersburg, Ind.)--Basketball; Military insignia; California--Description and travel; Generals; Charlestown Courier
    • The Jesse G. Dorsey Collection of World War II Correspondence consists of correspondence from 348 service members and their relatives, written to Jesse Dorsey during World War II. Mr. Dorsey was the Director of Recreation and Welfare and editor of...
    • Letter from F. C. Phipps to Mr. Jesse Dorsey.

    • Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Military leaves and furloughs; War bonds & funds
    • The Jesse G. Dorsey Collection of World War II Correspondence consists of correspondence from 348 service members and their relatives, written to Jesse Dorsey during World War II. Mr. Dorsey was the Director of Recreation and Welfare and editor of...
    • Letter from Clinton LaMaster to Mr. Jesse Dorsey, October 18, 1944.

    • Speedometer (Louisville Cement Company employee newsletter); Correspondence; England--Social life and customs--1940-1950; Military leaves and furloughs; V-mail
    • The Jesse G. Dorsey Collection of World War II Correspondence consists of correspondence from 348 service members and their relatives, written to Jesse Dorsey during World War II. Mr. Dorsey was the Director of Recreation and Welfare and editor of...

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