May 11, 1943 – Merton’s War Diary

In 1943 and 1944,  my Grandfather Merton Young traveled to Greenland while working for the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Company.  He wrote a brief diary of his journey of which this is a piece.

May 11, 1943

Got passport renewed and was questioned by the F.B.I. on the street.

I would love to know what these questions were that he was asked.  It sounds so shady and confidential but I am sure it was the mundane general questions agents would ask at the time.  Do you speak German?  Have you ever been to Germany?  What about the Pacific? and the like.

Times Square on a Rainy Day 1943 - John Vachon

Times Square on a Rainy Day 1943 – John Vachon

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