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"Last night we had a party at the club. Seeing all the other fellows dancing and having a good time with their girls made me so darn lonesome and homesick for you that I just up and left." Letter from Herbert Johns, March 18, 1944

   Clare Marie Morrison Crane
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Clare Crane on her wedding day with Herbert G. Johns at Our Lady of Angels Church May 29, 1943 [detail]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Service Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Civilian
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Like many women in wartime, Clare Johns cherished her husband's letters home--they had been married only five months before he shipped out to England as a communications officer. As the war in Europe wound down, Herbert received orders to move to the Pacific Theater, but he never made it. A physical exam revealed that he had leukemia; the Army tried to bring him home, but he died en route, in a hospital in Newfoundland, only 10 days after his initial diagnosis.

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To Clare From Chaplain [07/16/45] Telegram To Clare: Death Notice From The Secretary of War [07/16/45] To Clare From The War Department [7/7/45]
To Clare From The War Department on Herbert's Burial Location [11/6/46] Telegram To Clare From The War Department Notifying of Transfer of Herbert's remains [10/24/47] To Clare From The War Department - Official Statement of Death
  
 Personal Correspondence (18 items)
V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [n.d.] V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [04/03/43] V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [12/29/43]
V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [03/09/44] V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [03/18/44] V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [07/21/44]
To Clare From Herbert [1/17/45] To Clare From Herbert [03/5/45] To Clare From Herbert [04/12/45]
To Clare From Herbert [05/9/45] To Clare From Herbert [05/19/45] To Clare From Herbert [05/20/45]
To Herbert From Clare [07/14/45] To Herbert From Joe [07/27/45] To Clare From Herbert's Brother [08/08/45]
To Clare From Joe [09/03/45] Letter from Olive Jones to Herbert G. Johns 2/17/45 Letter from Robert A. Morrison to Clare M. Johns 3/21/45
  
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Artifact: Air Base ID Card Artifact: Tag Attached to Foot Locker Returned to Clare Artifact: In Service Flag
  
 

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