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Everett B. Andrews Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4170

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of letters written by Everett B. Andrews to his sister Lillian in St. Albans, Vermont, while he was stationed on the Island of Tinian in the Marianas in 1945. The letters describe camp life after Allied forces captured the island of Tinian in the Pacific Ocean, which was then used as an airfield due to its proximity to Japan. (Although Andrews doesn't mention this, Tinian was the airbase where the atomic bomb was loaded onto the Enola Gay.) Andrews almost always said his letters were a chance to "visit" with her and as such, are chatty and upbeat. Only after the censoring of letters was lifted did he turn to the horrors of war. After the Allied victory in Europe he wrote about the Nazi concentration camps, "It seems almost impossible to believe that a supposedly civilized people could doe such destruction of human life."

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Everett Bertrand Andrews, youngest child of Clarence B. and Ina Ruth Fuller Andrews, was born on February 14, 1923, in Richmond, Vermont. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Force on February 10, 1943, just days before his twentieth birthday, and in 1945 was stationed on the island of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Island group in the Pacific Ocean. After the war he married Mary Josephine Amelia Bradshaw. He died on December 28, 2010.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters describing camp life written by Everett B. Andrews to his sister Lillian in St. Albans, Vermont, while he was stationed on the Island of Tinian in the Marianas after Allied forces captured it in 1944.

Provenance

Purchased from Between the Covers Rare Books, 2016

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2016

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Everett B. Andrews Letters
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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