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Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943

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Object ID: WV0253.4.008

Description: Fischer, probably now stationed at Fort Custer, Michigan, discusses catching as cold that has been going around, attending a dance at Battle Creek, working in the file department, and going on a date to celebrate her birthday.

Creator: Marcelle K. Fischer

Biographical Info: Marcelle K. Fischer served in the WAC from 1942-1945.

Collection: Marcelle Fischer Papers

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Full Text: Dear Mom:

Hope you are all well, see where it has been pretty cold there in Chgo. Well it was darn cold here too. Everyone seems to have a cold here. Wish I could get rid of mine. But there is no place here to get anything - at Des Moines it was much better. Here at this means exchange you can't get much. And we work six days - so don't get into town.

Last night we had a big dance in Battle Creek with the air corp. We all had a good time. The have been very nice to us here with parties and all. Got a letter from Ike - and at the same time the news paper. I really seem to have hit the front page with a bang.

I am now working at Post Headquarters running the file dept. Well - as long as we have revielle now everyone us worn out - up at 6:00 and we still have to clean the barracks so you can see we haven't too much time. Well, guess I better close now so I can go to breakfast. Will write more later. Love to all


Got my fur coat, but not the clothes yet- hope I get them by Sat. because I’m suppose [sic] to go on a date celebrating mine & another girls birthday.

Love, Mars