[Letter] 1943 February 2 [to] Sir

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Title

[Letter] 1943 February 2 [to] Sir

Subject

United States. Army. Air Corps

Description

Drescher tells Stoughton he has been accepted into a confidential training course and has used Stoughton once again as a recommendation. He says the war situation seems to be improving and that the war might end in 1944. He hopes this is the case as he is eager to get back to college.

Creator

Drescher, Gordon

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

2/2/1943

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Is Part Of

A complete index to the letters in this collection can be found here: http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Correspondence index.pdf

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

Drescher3

Document Item Type Metadata

Text

UNITED STATES ARMY
Air Force

2/2/43
Dear Sir,
Well, I have a bit of news for you. This news is not quite what you may expect, but is, nevertheless, very important and pleasing to me. I have been accepted in a very secret and confidential course here on the field. This work is so confidential and secret, we have to wait for an F.B.I. check. We had to name 10 recommendations.
Once again, I took the liberty of using your name. I know I am taking a lot for granted, but it is just possible that you may not be bothered. I certainly hope that you will forgive me for my using you as a recommendation, after you already helped me in my O.C.S. try. Of that, as yet, hasn’t developed completely. But I feel that this new work that I will be trained for, is even more beneficial to me, and more responsible, than a

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commission. I am greatly pleased at being accepted, and will certainly enjoy this new work. A few weeks after graduation, I will most assuredly receive a good rating. I think things are turning out alright for me after all.
The war situation seems to be looking better. From what I have learned, and hear, this war should end in 1944. I certainly hope so, for I’m very anxious to get back into college. It does seem a shame that 18 year old men are now being drafted.
Guess I had better lay down my “quill” and close my epistle, but I will write again soon. I think my stay here, will be lengthened 2 or 3 months, due to my new course of study. I won’t be sorry, however, as I am doing a lot of church work. Till my next letter then,
Your friend,
Pvt. Gordon,
U.S. Army Air Force Technician


Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Drescher3.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Drescher, Gordon, “[Letter] 1943 February 2 [to] Sir,” Wagner College Archives and Special Collections, accessed June 30, 2022, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16290.