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John A. Jungwirth Letters, 1918 June 7 - 1919 September 13

 File — Box: 4251.001, Folder: 18

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of thirty-one letters from John A. Jungwirth, United States Navy, to his girlfriend, Marie Andres, in Detroit, Michigan, during World War I. He also signed his name Jackie and Jack. These letters are dated from 7 June 1918 to 13 September 1919. He described being at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. He wrote about having to learn and execute wig-wagging (flag signals used by the US Navy), visiting Chicago, and tells of his daily activities. He states in the 5 July 1918 letter that a friend saw his death notice in the Mekeel’s Weekly with a writeup "that I'd be missed by the collectors in Detroit." In the 5 September 1918 letter, he wrote that he was on the USS Missouri, 3rd Division, and that his letters were being censored. Later he was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the US Naval Hospital being treated for pneumonia. Aboard the USS Wisconsin, he traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, and New York.


  • 1918 June 7 - 1919 September 13

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From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet

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