War Dog letter
A World War II document collector from Kansas City, Kansas has a cryptic letter between a soldier and another military man.
The soldier explains that military investigators have questioned him about a man named Prestre - specifically about his character and qualifications as a dog trainer.
The writer is nervous, “Pardon my terrible typing … I was afraid one of the officers would come in … No one should open your letters … I think you can write to me safely.”
Our contributor wants to know why the U.S. military was investigating Prestre, and what the dogs were being trained to do.
The military put great effort into a new “War Dogs” program during WWII. What went wrong on Cat Island?
History Detectives travels to this remote island to unlock the mystery.
War Dog Letter
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi United Empire Loyalist What can this family tree reveal about Americans who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Broadway Ballet Shoes Did this dancer's great-great-grandfather teach Salvatore Capezio to make ballet shoes?
- Related Investigation Mussolini's Dagger Did a World War II GI return home with Mussolini's dagger?
- Related Investigation Short Snorter Was this British ten-shilling note witness to the forging of the alliance between America and Britain?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Drone Propellor Could this propellor have powered a top secret weapon that transformed modern warfare?
- Also with Tukufu Zuberi Mail Order Brides Are these images evidence of mail order brides in 1890s Chicago?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.