Clyde Cummins

Clyde was written about a few times in my uncle’s letters. The first was on 11 May 1944, when he is identified as part of the office staff, being from Johnston, Pennsylvania, and nick named “Squeak,” no explanation provided. He is not mentioned again until January 1945 when the identities of a group photo, “The Road to Rome,” are listed. Clyde is identified as third from the left in the front row, a T/5 when the photo was taken, but promoted to T/4 by the time the letter was written. A few months later, Clyde is mentioned as the new Section Chief and described as “a swell guy” getting “a good break.”