Guide to the John J. Overmeyer, Jr. letter
Collection number: HMC-0961.
Creator: Overmeyer, John J. Jr.
Title: John J. Overmeyer, Jr. letter.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letter written by soldier stationed at Fort Glenn in Nikolski on Umnak Island, Alaska.
John J. Overmeyer was from New York City. He enlisted in the U. S. Army at Fort Jay on Governors Island, New York, on September 16, 1942. During the war, Overmeyer was a corporal in the 11th Airborne Air Control Squadron (AACS), and was stationed at Fort Glenn in Nikolski on Umnak Island, Alaska. He was later reassigned to Fort Morrow in Port Heiden, Alaska, in 1944. John Overmeyer died in Houston, Texas, in 1994.
The collection consists of a World War II era letter, with envelope, written by 11th AACS soldier John J. Overmeyer, Jr. The envelope is addressed to Overmeyer’s mother, Mrs. Emma C. Kuehne, in New York City, and was postmarked at Fort Glenn. In the single page typewritten letter to his mother, dated March 3, 1944, Overmeyer writes about his upcoming change of station and address to APO 49, Seattle, Washington (Fort Morrow in Port Heiden), receiving family photographs and several other items from home, and sending greetings to his grandparents.
Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: John J. Overmeyer, Jr. letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: This collection was bought at internet auction by the Archives in 2007.
Processing information: This collection was originally described by Jeffrey A. Sinnott in 2007. The finding aid was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2013.