The Question and Answer section for All My Sons is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The family learns the truth about Larry's death when Ann pulls out the last letter he ever sent her. The letter was written just before his final mission.... he'd learned the truth about the bolts and told her that he'd never return.
Ann received a letter from Larry dated the day he was reported missing. In the letter, he said that he couldn't face anyone after hearing the news about his father's business, and that he was going to volunteer for a dangerous mission. In essence,...
On November 25th, Larry left his post to go out on an important mission, a mission from which he's never return. Regardless of the mission's outcome.... Larry won't be coming back. He will either die by the enemy's hand.... or die by his own.