Paul Van Roekel 2016-12-08T08:29:17+00:00

The World War II Letters of Paul Van Roekel

My father, Paul Van Roekel, flew thirty-five combat missions as a navigator in B-17s in World War II. During that time he wrote fifty-eight letters to his family.

After DadĀ died in 1982, I found these letters. I laboriously typed themĀ into my early personal computer, printed and hand-bound them at my kitchen table. I gave them out to my family.

In 2005, I further edited the letters and created a web version. Click the button below to see it.

John Van Roekel
December, 2015

Read the World War II Letters of Paul Van Roekel