This is a small grouping of five original WWII letters written by an American soldier, Lee B. Robert (#32732824) to his mother.

This grouping also includes a copy of a photo, probably while he was on basic training.

The first letter was written from Camp Sutton, North Carolina, to his mother in Tonawanda, New York, on May 26, 1943

The second letter letter was written from Camp Toccoa, Georgia, to his mother in Tonawanda, New York, on August 14, 1943. In this two page letter, Lee tells about the paratroopers:

… Did I tell you about all the paratroopers that were in this camp. Last week most all of them went to Camp Mackall in North Carolina. …

The third and fourth letter, two V-Mail’s, from March 19, 1944, and from July 15, 1944 were also written to his mother.

The last letter was written while he was overseas in the PTO, serving with 236th Quartermaster Corps, Salvage Collecting Company on December 10, 1944.

During World War II, the QUARTERMASTER CORPS trained thousands of soldiers to fill specialized roles in every theater of operation-from the Pacific Isles and China-Burma-India theater to North Africa, Italy, and central and northern Europe. They provide supplies and services to millions of soldiers throughout the world, they performed heroically at such far off places as Bataan, Iwo Jima, Leyte, Salerno, Anzio, Normandy, and Bastogne. At the height of the war, Quartermasters were providing over 70000 different supply items and more than 24 million meals each day. When it was over, they had recovered and buried nearly a quarter of a million soldiers in temporary cemeteries around the world. 4943 Quartermaster soldiers lost their lives in World War II.


Lee B. Robert

Lee B. Robert, born on December 28, 1923 in Getzville, attended School No.4 on Stahl Road and Tonawanda High School.
Lee Robert enlisted on January 12, 1943 at Buffalo, New York. Lee served in the Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Army for two years in the Pacific Theater during 1944 and 1945. He participated in campaigns in the Bismarck Archipelago, Northern Solomons, and Luzon, Philippines.
His Quartermaster unit, the "Salvage Collecting Company", was responsible for salvaging military material during and after military engagements. His unit was aboard a troop transport destined for the invasion of Japan when struck by a Kamikaze plane. The unit was stationed for three months near Hiroshima shortly after its destruction.
Another highlight of his overseas duty was meeting his sister, Charlotte Robert, in Manilla, The Philippines, who was serving in the Women's Army Corps in Australia, New Guinea, and The Philippines.
Mr. Robert worked many years fabricating and setting up amusement rides for Allan-Herschel Company and its successor Lisk-Savory. Following their closure he worked for Aimco Corporation until retirement.
Mr. Robert enjoyed and kept several horses for many years. His salvaging in the military may have started a life long interest in recovering metal scrap. He enjoyed gardening and sharing produce with friends. Another interest was felling trees for firewood.
Mr. Robert was a member of the Allan-Herschel Carousel Museum and a lifelong member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eggertsville.
Lee B. Robert, a lifelong Town of Amherst resident died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006 and is buried in the Skinnersville Cemetery, Getzville, NY.
Mr. Robert is survived by a sister, Rena Fraser.

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