Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Location of Service: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Military Status: Civilian

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"Last night we had a party at the club. Seeing all the other fellows dancing and having a good time with their girls made me so darn lonesome and homesick for you that I just up and left." Letter from Herbert Johns, March 18, 1944

Like many women in wartime, Clare Johns cherished her husband's letters home--they had been married only five months before he shipped out to England as a communications officer. As the war in Europe wound down, Herbert received orders to move to the Pacific Theater, but he never made it. A physical exam revealed that he had leukemia; the Army tried to bring him home, but he died en route, in a hospital in Newfoundland, only 10 days after his initial diagnosis.

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[ Letter To Clare From Chaplain (AAF) [07/16/45] ]
[ Telegram To Clare: Death Notice From The Secretary of War [07/16/45] ]
[ Letter To Clare From The War Department [n.d.] ]
[ Letter To Clare From The War Department on Herbert Burial Location [n.d.] ]
[ Telegram To Clare From The War Department Notifying that Herbert's remains are being transferred to Arlington National Cemetery [10/24/47] ]
[ Letter To Clare From The War Department Official Statement of Death [n.d.] ]

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[ V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [n.d.] ]
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[ V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [04/03/43] ]
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[ V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [12/29/43] ]
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[ V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [03/09/44] ]
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[ V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [03/18/44] ]
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[ V-Mail To Clare From Herbert [07/21/44] ]
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[ Letter To Clare From Herbert [01/17/45] ]
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[ Letter To Clare From Herbert [03/5/45] ]
[ Letter To Clare From Herbert [04/12/45] ]
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[ Letter To Clare From Herbert [05/9/45] ]
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[ Letter To Clare From Herbert [05/19/45] ]
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[ Letter To Clare From Herbert [05/20/45] ]
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[ Letter To Herbert From Clare [07/14/45] ]
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[ Letter To Herbert From Joe (Friend/G.I.) [07/27/45] ]
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[ Letter To Clare From Edward Johns (Herbert's Brother) [08/08/45] ]
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[ Letter To Clare From Joe (Friend/G.I.) [09/03/45] ]
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[ Letter from Olive Jones to Herbert G. Johns 2/17/45 ]
[ Letter from Robert A. Morrison to Clare M. Johns 3/21/45 ]
[ Air Base-Tucson, Arizona ID Card ]
[ Tag Attached to Foot Locker Returned to Clare [07/45] ]
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About this Item

Title

  • Clare Marie Crane Collection

Names

  • Crane, Clare Marie Morrison
  • Henderson, Elizabeth

State of Birth

  • OH

Home State

  • OH

Headings

  • -  Crane, Clare Marie
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United Service Organizations (USO) -- Personal Narratives

Notes

  • -  Crane was formerly Clare Marie Johns, married to Herbert G. Johns, who also served in World War II.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Female

Status

  • Civilian

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Location of Service: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Military Status: Civilian

Materials

  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 05/30/2002)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [18 items] -- (collected 1942 - 2004)
  • Artifact: Artifact [3 items] -- (collected unknown)
  • Audio: CD [2 items] -- Reference copy (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [2 items] -- (collected unknown)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/1754

Cite as

  • Clare Marie Crane Collection (AFC/2001/001/1754), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Crane, Clare Marie Morrison, and Elizabeth Henderson. Clare Marie Crane Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01754/.

APA citation style:

Crane, C. M. M. & Henderson, E. (1942) Clare Marie Crane Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01754/.

MLA citation style:

Crane, Clare Marie Morrison, and Elizabeth Henderson. Clare Marie Crane Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01754/>.