Guide to the Bert E. Tylen World War II letters
Collection number: HMC-0816.
Creator: Tylen, Bert E.
Title: Bert E. Tylen World War II letters.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters of a soldier who served at Shemya during World War II.
Bert E. Tylen was born in Sweden in 1919. His family immigrated to the United States and settled in Kellogg, Idaho. Tylen enlisted in the U. S. Army at Spokane, Washington, on February 26, 1941. He served in Company E of the 18th Engineers (Combat) on Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, where he operated heavy machinery.
The collection consists of the World War II era letters of 18th Engineers soldier Bert E. Tylen. The collection contains four letters with envelopes from Corporal Tylen, serving at Shemya, to friend and tavern owner Joe O’Neill of Kellogg, Idaho. Dates of the letters are: October 7, 1943, and April 5, June 4 and August 15, 1944. Attached to the final letter is a single page letter written to Joe and Henry from a sailor in the U.S. Navy named Stan, who was stationed in the Philippines.
Arrangement: Letters are arranged chronologically.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to the collection.
Preferred citation: Bert E. Tylen World War II letters, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2005.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.