Henry J. Southmayd, Jr., World War II letters to the Southmayd family

Container List


The letters are arranged chronologically.

Letters, 1940 October 29-1941 November 24 Box 1, F1
Letters, 1941 December 10-1942 May 27 Box 1, F2
Letters, 1942 June-December Box 1, F3

Contains an inscribed picture of Henry Southmayd in uniform and a Christmas postcard sent to the Southmayd family while Henry was stationed in the Middle East.

Letters, 1942 December 30-1943 July 22 Box 1, F4
Letters, 1943 August 14-1944 April 5 Box 1, F5

Contains a V-mail letter dated February 21, 1944.

Letters, 1944 April 23-1945 August 22 Box 1, F6

Contains a "Buon Natale" Christmas card from the 57th Fighter Group and two Christmas Cards from "The Fighting Cocks" (65th Fighter Squadron). Also contains two V-mail letters and a letter from Henry Southmayd's parents dated August 22, 1945.

Henry J. Southmayd, Jr., service records, 1945-1967 Box 1, F7

Also includes two pamphlets "Genealogy and Family History Resources at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania" and "Military Service Records in the National Archives of the United States."

Yearbook: The Artillery Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1950 Box 1, F7

1950 yearbook for the 5th Field Artillery Group and 17th Field Artillery Battalion, trained at The Artillery Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The yearbook includes a photo of Alan Southmayd, who was in the Headquarters of the 17th Field Artillery Battalion.