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Dorance "Dip" Alquist sent letters home during the entirety of WWII. They are now going to arrive in real-time over the next 4 1/2 years.

Air Mail From Dip Christian Olsen

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Dorance "Dip" Alquist sent letters home during the entirety of WWII. They are now going to arrive in real-time over the next 4 1/2 years.

    September 20, 1944

    September 20, 1944

    “I imagine the leaves on the trees up there are now sporting all the colors
    of the rainbow…”

    • 7 min
    September 12, 1944 (to Marion Sneen)

    September 12, 1944 (to Marion Sneen)

    “S’cuze me for almost writing Mrs. on the outside envelope…”

    • 4 min
    September 10, 1944

    September 10, 1944

    “It’s Sunday morning so just returned from church…”

    • 4 min
    September 3, 1944

    September 3, 1944

    “Say what d’ya know – I now have a dog, of all things…”

    • 5 min
    August 29, 1944

    August 29, 1944

    “…one of the jeep drivers drove over an embankment trying to avoid hitting
    a cow…”

    • 8 min
    August 20, 1944 (to Marion Sneen)

    August 20, 1944 (to Marion Sneen)

    “I’m writing this letter on a Life magazine…”

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Christianthe2nd ,

An interesting personal record of WWII

Dip seems to enjoy writing and documenting his experience and really brings it to life in his letters!

Jan and Bruce ,

Riveting!

We are as excited to hear and read each air mail card and letter as if we were his folks. A whole new experience of a young man's life and character being forged in wartime years. Keep up the important work of breathing life into our history.

Dmaq1 ,

Fan of Eric

And everything he puts out so I'm excited to see what he was going to do next and this podcast is very insightful and different. A definite listen!

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