Strapped into his P-51 fighter, Charles Yeager was ready for his mission to attack targets in the Bordeaux area of France. He was twenty-one years old and already had three months’ experience in combat managing to shoot down two German aircraft. On this day his luck was to change. He occupied the “tail end Charlie” position of his four-plane flight.
Life in early colonial Virginia was difficult, brutish, and short-lived as it got for a seventeenth-century Englishmen, as shown in the sufferings of Richard Frethorne. In today’s post, readers get to look at Frethrone’s letters home. It is a great account as to what life was like for an Indentured servant in the new world and their experiences.
Sadie Frowne, a young polish girl, was your typical immigrant coming into Ellis Island in hopes of a better life. She was thirteen when she arrived in America with her mother. They had left their native Poland after the death of Sadie’s father with the help of Sadie’s Aunt Fanny who lived in New York City. Sadie’s mother soon died and Sadie was left on her own.