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"I can't believe, Junie, that men will always have to fight. Men don't always have to fight. They detest it. And if they didn't when they came, they learned to damn quickly." Letter to June, July 25, 1944

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   Tracy A. Sugarman
Image of Tracy A. Sugarman
Tracy and June Sugarman
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Navy
Unit: Amphibious Corps
Service Location: European Theater
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Place of Birth: NY
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Armed with a sketch pad, pencil, pens and brushes, Tracy Sugarman portrayed life in the Navy before, during, and after D-Day. Sugarman was as eloquent with words as he was with a brush; his frequent letters to his wife June blend heartfelt professions of love with as much information as he thought the military censors would allow. In 2000, he published My War, a book containing his art work and excerpts from his letters to June; its contents are included in this collection.

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 Video (Interview Excerpts) (11 items)
"The worst possible way of solving a problem." (06:59) In more danger in London on leave than on D-Day. (02:17) His letters reflecting his reading at the time. (01:12)
His art work done spontaneously and for his wife. (03:52) A ship hits a mine: "the worst thing I saw." (02:33) Offloading men onto Utah Beach; climbing the Omaha Beach cliff. (06:41)
Preparing for D-Day; hearing an enemy broadcast on the eve of the invasion. (04:30) Attacked while practicing for D-Day; U.S. resources for the war. (03:00) A memorable train ride with sailors and his wife. (02:52)
First impressions of England. (02:35) His prewar attention focused on Europe. (02:27) 
  
 Personal Correspondence (271 items)
To his wife, postmarked February 11, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 21, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 21, 1944
To his wife, postmarked February 21, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 23, 1944
To his wife, postmarked February 24, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 25, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 26, 1944
Telegram to his wife, February 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 28, 1944 To his wife, postmarked February 29, 1944
V-Mail to his wife, postmarked February 29, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 3, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 3, 1944
To his wife, postmarked March 6, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 7, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 8, 1944
To his wife, postmarked March 10, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 14, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 15, 1944
To his wife, postmarked March 16, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 17, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 20, 1944
To his wife, postmarked March 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 23, 1944
To his wife, postmarked March 24, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 25, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 27, 1944
To his wife, postmarked March 28, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 29, 1944 To his wife, postmarked March 30,1944
To his wife, postmarked March 31, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 3, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 4, 1944
To his wife, postmarked April 4, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 5, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 7, 1944
To his wife, postmarked April 7, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 8, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 11, 1944
To his wife, postmarked April 12, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 13, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 13, 1944
To his wife, postmarked April 14, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 15, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 17, 1944
To his wife, postmarked April 18, 1944 Bob to June Sugarman, April 18, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 19, 1944
To his wife, postmarked April 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 21, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 22, 1944
To his wife, postmarked April 24, 1944 To his wife, postmarked April 25, 1944 To his wife, May 1, 1944
To his wife, postmarked May 1, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 2, 1944 (envelope only) Bob to June Sugarman, postmarked May 5, 1944
To his wife, postmarked May 6, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 6, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 8, 1944
To his wife, postmarked May 10, 1944 To his wife, received May 14, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 16, 1944
To his wife, postmarked May 16, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 16, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 17, 1944
Radiogram to his wife, May 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 21, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 21, 1944
To his wife, postmarked May 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 25, 1944
V-Mail to his wife, postmarked May 26, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 27, 1944 To his wife, postmarked May 30, 1944
To his wife, postmarked May 30, 1944 To his wife, postmarked June 1, 1944 To his wife, June 13, 1944
To his wife, postmarked June 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked June 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked June 20, 1944
To his wife, postmarked June 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked June 23, 1944 To his wife, postmarked June 23, 1944
To his wife, postmarked June 24, 1944 To his wife, postmarked June 27, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 1, 1944
To his wife, postmarked July 1, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 2, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 3, 1944
To his wife, postmarked July 5, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 4, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 5, 1944
To his wife, postmarked July 10, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 10, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 12, 1944
To his wife, postmarked July 15, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 15, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 17, 1944
To his wife, postmarked July 19, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 19, 1944 Radiogram to his wife, postmarked July 22, 1944
To his wife, postmarked July 26, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 26, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 28, 1944
To his wife, postmarked July 29, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 29, 1944 To his wife, postmarked July 31, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 1, 1944 To his wife, August 2, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 2, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 2, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 7, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 7, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 8, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 9, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 10, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 10, 1944 From Prof., August 11, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 13, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 15, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 17, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 18, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 19, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 19, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 20, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 23, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 24, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 26, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 28, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 28, 1944
To his wife, postmarked August 29, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 30, 1944 To his wife, postmarked August 30, 1944
To his wife, postmarked September 1, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 2, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 4, 1944
To his wife, postmarked September 4, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 6, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 7, 1944
From his Mom, September 8, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 9, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 9, 1944
To his wife, postmarked September 13, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 13, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 14, 1944
To his wife, postmarked September 15, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 16, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 16, 1944
To his wife, postmarked September 17, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 17, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 19, 1944
To his wife, postmarked September 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 23, 1944
To his wife, postmarked September 25, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 26, 1944 To his wife, postmarked September 30, 1944
To his wife, postmarked October 3, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 3, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 8, 1944
To his wife, postmarked October 8, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 10, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 11, 1944
To his wife, postmarked October 12, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 13, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 15, 1944
To his wife, postmarked October 21, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 23, 1944
To his wife, postmarked October 26, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 26, 1944 To his wife, postmarked October 28, 1944
To his wife, postmarked October 29, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 3, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 3, 1944
To his wife, postmarked November 7, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 7, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 8, 1944
To his wife, postmarked November 10, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 12, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 12, 1944
To his wife, postmarked November 14, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 18, 1944 To his wife, November 20, 1944
To his wife, postmarked November 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 22, 1944
To his wife, postmarked November 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 24, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 25, 1944
To his wife, postmarked November 27, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 28, 1944 To his wife, postmarked November 30, 1944
To his wife, postmarked December 1, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 2, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 5, 1944
To his wife, postmarked December 13, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 13, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 14, 1944
To his wife, postmarked December 15, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 18, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 18, 1944
To his wife, postmarked December 19, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 20, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 22, 1944
To his wife, postmarked December 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 22, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 27, 1944
To his wife, postmarked December 27, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 27, 1944 To his wife, postmarked December 30, 1944
To his wife, postmarked January 3, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 3, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 4, 1945
V-Mail to his wife, postmarked January 6, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 8, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 10, 1945
To his wife, postmarked January 12, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 13, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 14, 1945
To his wife, postmarked January 16, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 17, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 19, 1945
To his wife, postmarked January 20, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 22, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 22, 1945
To his wife, postmarked January 25, 1945 To his wife, January 29, 1945 To his wife, postmarked January 30, 1945
To his wife, postmarked February 2, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 5, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 6, 1945
To his wife, postmarked February 6, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 9, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 12, 1945
To his wife, postmarked February 12, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 16, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 16, 1945
To his wife, postmarked February 19, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 20, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 21, 1945
To his wife, postmarked February 23, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 24, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 24, 1945
To his wife, postmarked February 26, 1945 To his wife, postmarked February 28, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 3, 1945
Tim Blank to June Sugarman, postmarked March 8, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 8, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 8, 1945
To his wife, postmarked March 10, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 12, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 14, 1945
To his wife, postmarked March 14, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 15, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 16, 1945
To his wife, postmarked March 17, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 19, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 20, 1945
To his wife, postmarked March 21, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 27, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 27, 1945
To his wife, postmarked March 28, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 30, 1945 To his wife, postmarked March 30, 1945
To his wife, postmarked January 31, 1945  
  
 Other Materials (4 items)
Thanksgiving Day menu, November 30, 1944 We Deliver invitation to a dance Royal Albert Hall Beethoven concert
The Seasons Programme of International Ballet  
  
 
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