How much of the staggering change in the United States might he have seen if he’d survived World War II?
This excerpt from Evelyn Kaiser’s letter to me — about Babe “bribing” an army censor — sounds completely in character. We’ve seen flashes of his sense of humor and mischief in other letters.
Yesterday and last week, I posted two letters a young lady named Carol Tavares wrote to Babe. I know nothing about Carol, other than her address at the time: 146-53 Shore Ave., Jamaica, New York (I think the picture, courtesy of Google Streetview, is the block where Carol lived). With the first letter, I mused about […]
A stroll through some old documents that I’ve collected — and finally organized so I can find things easier — revealed some information I forgot I had.
When I wrote a few days ago about my research into the Purple Heart, I mentioned that I’d come across a resource/museum located in upstate New York called the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. Babe was not among the “Mauros” listed on the site, so I looked at what it would take to add him […]
An earlier letter from Babe references a movie he hadn’t seen — but perhaps his parents have. Your Friendly Blogger stumbled on The New York Times’ review of the picture “My Pal, Wolf,” and it’s definitely worth a look.
I have transcribed the 46 letters Babe wrote in 1944 to his parents or to his brother. It’s noteworthy because there were fewer letters in more time — a complete year, versus the 11 months in 1943. As usual, all of the letters include a link to a PDF so you can see a scanned version of the original.