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Letter from Penrose Vass Stout, en route to Europe, to his family.

TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. During World War I Stout was a pilot, eventually serving as a lieutenant in the 27th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group. In this letter he describes his four-day journey to Europe aboard a troop transport ship, including the on-ship blackouts. Names of places and the ship have been censored.

Creator: Penrose Vass Stout
Date: September 25, 1917
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Correspondence

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 11
Grade 6: Standard(s) 3
Grade 9: Standard(s) 12
Grade 11: Standard(s) 4

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