Letter from Lt. John Schneidau, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, to Mrs. Katherine Schneidau : Correspondence 19440100-19440200
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: Letter from Lt. John Schneidau, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, to his wife, Mrs. Katherine Schneidau, location unknown. Underway to battle the Japanese; letter will span over the course of several days; plays poker to pass the time at sea; stays busy maintaining the ship; was almost seen by two enemy submarines; sees planes as a bigger threat than submarines; surrounded by Japanese bases; writes about the major Naval battle they are in the middle of; American planes have maintained control in the air; two days have passed since "D-Day" and the troops have landed; details the bombardment of the island; two days later they are still fighting the Japanese for the main island; running low on water about a week into the battle; writes about the Japanese killing the native Marshallese: "I understand that on the main island that we hit the second day the Japs put all the native children up to fifteen years of age in a big shell hole and machine gunned them. They also herded the adults onto the beach and shot them because they wouldn't fight for them." Heard a rumor that Congress may pass a bill paying members of the amphibious force $100 more a month. Personal caption at the top of the first page: "Kwajalein.".
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Letter from Lt. John Schneidau, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, to Mrs. Katherine Schneidau Jan-Feb 1944.
- Location of Originals:
- The National WWII Museum
- Copyright Note:
- Material sourced from The National WWII Museum
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