April 1946

TELEGRAM 1

After 20 months of service in Europe, Bill returns to American soil at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. By war’s end Camp Kilmer had become the largest processing center for troops heading overseas and returning from World War II, processing over 2.5 million soldiers.

.SM2 NL PD=CAMP KILMER NJER APR 8

WILLIAM W TAYLOR SR 1946 APR AM 6 39

=12928 BLOOMFIELD ST OY

=ARRIVED CAMP KILMER TODAY WILL LEAVE FOR SEPARATION

CENTER WEDNESDAY WILL CALL LATEZLAUE=

BILL…

TELEGRAM 2

This Western Union Telegram sent from Ft. Bliss Texas is Bill’s final communication home to his parents from WWII. He encounters no difficulties on the final leg of his trip and arrives at Union Terminal in Los Angeles as scheduled on Tuesday April 16, 1946. After 30 months of service to his country, Bill is home.

SK20 NL PD=FTBLISS TEX 14

WILLIAM W TAYLOR SR=

12928 BLOOMFIELD ST OY=

BARRING DIFFICULTIES WILL ARRIVE UNION TERMINAL 745 PM

TUESDAY=

BILL

745 PM.

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