Six months after the bombing at Pearl Harbor, Charles “Muggins” Sommers was drafted into the US Army. Shipping out for England in 1943, he suggested to his wife they begin numbering their correspondence. By the time he arrived home, he had sent around five hundred letters filled with insightful and moving snapshots of the life of a U.S. soldier in England during the war.
Susan Sommers Thurman’s WWII Letters from England chronicles the true stories of Burtonwood—the joint US-UK facility and then the largest military airbase in the UK. In this book, you’ll learn about everyday life in the military for a noncombat solider during the war, as told by a soldier who spent almost three years stationed at Burtonwood. $0.99 on Kindle.