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SS Atlantis (Hospital Ship #33)
The ship on which John C. Waller returned to the United States in 1945.
Hospital Train Diagram
John C. Waller Enlistment Record
This record includes information about John C. Waller in civilian life and his statistics at enlistment on September 20, 1943.
January 27, 1945
A Valentine card with hand-drawn illustration sent by Johnny to Geraldine
Christmas Card, December 8, 1943
A Christmas card sent by Johnny to Geraldine
April 23, 1945
City of Buffalo
Johnny sent this newspaper photo of Buffalo to Geraldine, with handwritten annotations
"Did you miss me, Johnny?"
Johnny added handwritten notes to this newspaper clipping about returning soldiers. Probably cut from Yank, the Army's weekly publication.
This newspaper clipping provides an anecdote about soldiers' anxiety about girls back home.
The reverse side of the clipping shows partial excerpts from other news articles, including one titled "Nazis Call Up 10-Year-Olds"