Thursday, June 09, 2011

My Grandfather--a WWII POW

I uploaded these photos to facebook on Memorial Day but thought they deserved a blog post as well.

My grandfather was a SSGT in the US ARMY AIR FORCE and served in WWII.  He was captured and was a POW for a period of time.  I have a few pieces of memorabilia from this time/event. 

The first is a newpaper clipping with his photo....I think he looks a little like Clark Gable.....

its very old

This is a photo of my grandmother--his wife.  I knew my grandmother as a young child, but I never knew my grandfather.  He passed before I was born.  I loved this lady--Jordan is named after her.  Jordan was her maiden name.

She was so beautiful!
 Next is a letter that my grandfather wrote to my grandmother just before he was captured.  The postmark on this letter is April 20th, 1944, the very day he went missing.

I love this letter SO much.

April 15, 1944--"Somewhere in England"

They were SO in love!!!

" I could never in a million years tell you how much I love you and miss you but maybe some day you will know.  I hope so. For I will never be completely happy while the biggest part of my life is missing and with all my heart I hope that this dam war will soon end for this is only one thing that would make me completely happy again and that is to be coming home to you...."

I love this tiny little piece of my family history that I have....its very special to me!

Hope you enjoyed it!


Jessica said...

Oh, how romantic! And he is quite a looker!! Gone With the Wind, for sure!! : )

The Treeces said...

Wow! What treasures to have. Very romantic!