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Guide to the A. Robert Mensing, Jr. World War II letters
1942-1943

Collection number: HMC-0921.
Creator: Mensing, A. Robert, Jr.
Title: A. Robert Mensing, Jr. World War II letters.
Dates: 1942-1943.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Letters written by and about an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Biographical note:
Lieutenant Colonel A. Robert Mensing, Jr. was an officer with the U.S. Army Air Crops during World War II.  He was a member of the Headquarters Alaska Wing, Air Transport Command.  His airplane was lost over the Yukon Territory in February 1943.

Collection description:
The collection consists of two letters written to Bill Schneider, Jr. of Rahway, New Jersey.  In the first letter, dated December 23, 1942, Mensing acknowledges the return of signed flight covers and extends season’s greetings to him.  In the second, dated May 5, 1943 from Spokane, Washington.  In the letter, Mensing’s wife, Lula, acknowledges the return of Schneider’s letters to Lt. Colonel Mensing and explains that her husband’s airplane was lost over the Yukon Territory in February 1943.

Arrangement: The letters are in chronological order.

Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to these letters.

Preferred citation: A. Robert Mensing, Jr. World War II letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The letters were purchased at internet auction by the Archives in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007.