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High school teacher keeps her World War II “boys” in touch

Letters were special for World War II servicemen. That’s why Miss Hartley, Frank’s division teacher from Austin High School, made such an effort to write all her “boys.” She starts this letter (her eighth to former students) with a reference to listening to “Charlie McCarthy,” a famous ventriloquist act that was popular, even on the radio, a conundrum to many.

2019-07-09T11:45:09-05:00May 20th, 2014|Letters of a WWII Airman|

World War II high school class scattered across globe

This World War II letter serves as a mini-summary of the far-flung places young men from one West Side Chicago High School were shipped and served in 1944. A faithful correspondent to her former students, Christine Hartley, Frank’s Austin High School division teacher, was a conduit of information to her “boys,” keeping them updated and informed about each other’s whereabouts.

2019-07-09T10:18:59-05:00March 21st, 2014|Letters of a WWII Airman|
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