Robert D. Davis Letter from Ingolstadt 1945-10-06

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Title

Robert D. Davis Letter from Ingolstadt 1945-10-06

Subject

World War, 1939-1945; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945--Europe--End;

Description

This letter written by Robert D Davis, a rifleman and interpreter during World War II who would end his career in Wooster, Ohio, depicts his post war plans. Davis explains that he plans on staying in Germany following the end of the War and when American troops are no longer necessary in Germany. Davis gives multiple reasons for this, especially monetary and economic reasons, an issue that would be prominent in the minds of many following World War II because the United States was just pulling itself back from The Great Depression in the 1930s when they went into World War II. Another reason for Davis to write home about his post-war plans and why staying in Germany would make a lot of sense to him because was only about twenty years old when the war started. The skills that he currently has will mostly relate to war and what he has done during war. Davis wants to be able to utilize those skills that World War II built for him, as other men who served will want to use their military skills as well.
Use Ohio Social Studies Standard 22 (The United States mobilization of its economic and military resources during World War II brought significant changes to American society) and 29 (The postwar economic boom, greatly affected by advances in science, produced epic changes in American life) for integration into the classroom.

Creator

Robert D. Davis

Source

College of Wooster Special Collections, Robert D. Davis World War II Collection http://cdm15963.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15963coll27/id/441/rec/33

Publisher

Unknown

Date

1945-10-06

Rights

In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Relation

Robert D. Davis Collection

Format

JPEG

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Robert_Davis_Ingolstadt_002

Coverage

Ingolstadt, Germany

Files

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Citation

Robert D. Davis, “Robert D. Davis Letter from Ingolstadt 1945-10-06,” Wayne County Ohio History, accessed April 10, 2021, http://woosterdigital.org/wayneohiohistory/items/show/8.

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