World War II Letters of Virgil Deyo

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World War II Letters of Virgil Deyo
1944-05-12 Letter to Mrs. E.W. Deyo from Virgil Deyo - Image Source

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Historical Context

Virgil Deyo (1923-1944) was a soldier from Prattsville, NY who fought in World War II. He served as a Staff Sergeant & Waist Gunner in the 498th Bomb Group for the U.S. Air Force. Virgil was killed in action in July of 1944.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains letters written between 1942-1945, primarily from Virgil to his family, particularly his mother, Alta Peckham Deyo.