Letters From War

I love history, especially military history. And even more especially, World War II history. My grandfather fought in WWII over Germany as a bombardier in B17 and B24 bombers.

The other day, I was at my uncle’s house and he said he had something that might interest me. He opened up a box full of old papers from the 40s and 50s. My great aunt was apparently quite the looker in her day and there were a lot of letters from GIs to her. I came across one letter that I thought was too good to pass up and just had to share.

This letter is from a PFC Wayne L. Williamson who served in a medical detachment, I believe. I’ll put the transcript below the images for those that can’t read the letter.

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Temple, Texas
March 28, 1944

Dear Mae,

Enclosed you will find the pictures that Bernard and I took the Sunday we ran into you. The only once enclosed are those of you because we got mad at ours and threw them away. I would of liked a couple more of you.

I was planning on bringing them in to you but you ruined that by moving back to Troy and so I’ll have to be contented this way.

And now there is a question that I have been wanting to ask you for a long time.

I have tried time after time to lead up to this matter but somehow I’ve never been able to; even though it’s been on my mind for weeks.

As you know, when I first met you my feelings toward you were those of a normal friendship; but after a while they developed into something more beautiful & sincere for that I want to thank you very much.

I don’t know whether or not it is proper to ask you this question since you and I have had a little misunderstanding; but I believe that you can forgive me for doing it.

Please promise me that you will never show this letter to anyone else and just keep it between the two of us. This is very important and personal to me and I hope that I don’t over step my self and hurt your feelings. What I want to know Mae is “do you think that Superman & Lois Lane will ever get married?”

I must close to get ready for guard duty tonight.

Please answer soon.

Your friend forever,
Wayne Williamson

3 Comments on “Letters From War

  1. I been scammed by a guy named Kelly Jack pretending to be a American SOLDIER in AFGHANISTAN now I am in financial debt because of him beware

  2. I have sent about maybe 1300 dollars to a man I met online I feel so stupid omg he said he was United States peace treaty of Damascus Syria on a mission to keep the peace his name was Jordan B McGuire he was a sergeant there and we’re not after a while he kept asking for money and I stopped and we used to exchange pictures and he tried to put my pictures on the internet I couldn’t locate him but I found out it was somewhere in gunea Africa when I try to confront him about it on Hangouts and Instagram and through text message he deleted his history and cut me off but the man that he is portraying to be I have lots and lots of pictures of him I don’t know how to add it but I have lots of pictures of him I wish that someone can find his man and tell him what’s going on

  3. I also have been scammed by a guy who says his name is Kelly Jack and said he’s on deployment in Afghanistan I sent him money and I am in financial debt because of this so beware and do not get get up in a Romance Scam

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