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World War II postcard sent by Bernard Stasney
World War II postcard sent by Bernard Stasney
TitleWorld War II postcard sent by Bernard Stasney
Date of Original194-
DescriptionA skunk pursues a soldier running away holding a rifle. The sun looks down from the sky, and tents from a military camp are visible in the background. The text reads "I went through my first gas attack last night-- and with no gas mask." The postcard was sent by Bernard Stasney to his family in Morton County, N.D.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Postcards
Tents
Skunks
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Personal NameStasney, Bernard L., 1914-
Decade1940-1949
Item Number10630-1-90-2
Format of OriginalPostcards
Biography/HistoryBernard L. Stasney was born in 1914. He joined the military in 1941. He wrote many letters home to his family from Mac Dill Field, Tampa, FL; Walterboro Air Base, Walterboro, SC; Fort Snelling, MN; Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, TX; Sarasota Field, Sarasota, FL; and Columbia Army Air Base, Columbia, SC. After training in the United States, Bernard was stationed in North Africa beginning in May 1943, followed by tours in Italy, France, and Germany.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMartin M. Stasney Family Papers Mss 10630
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10630.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10630-1-90-2)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh106301902
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