I received two more of your letters yesterday dated
Jan.10 and Jan. 12 and since it's raining this morning I decided to answer
them. I'm also enclosing some pictures that were taken in Reno, Nevada.
The other couple with me are Lt. & Mrs. Charles Boyer of Union, New
Jersey. He's one of the boys I met at Tonopah and we got to be quite
Most of your letters consist of the news of the day and that doesn't
leave me much to comment on. So you've noticed that I've been writing
frequently. I've been writing an average of 3 1/2 letters a day since the
first of February. My correspondence list contains twenty people so you
can see that I'm doing far more writing than I did previously.
So far I haven't received any packages and I don't know when they'll
start to come or in what condition they'll arrive. There are no
bombardiers in my squadron that I went through with. Most of us have bee
pretty well separated.
The news on all fronts is very encouraging. Manila is completely in our
hands and Berlin should fall to the Russians very shortly. The Japs have
set fire to parts of Manila and I can see the fires burning when I fly
that way. It's only a matter of time before the entire Philippines will be
in our hands. I have some photographs of some missions that I went on and
will send them home at the earliest opportunity.
I attended a meeting of a masonic club here on the island Tuesday
night. I made Ben an honorary member and sent him his membership card. I
was really surprised to find such an organization out here but,
nevertheless, there is one. It was started by Navy personnel but anyone
can join. They had entertainment and refreshments after the meeting. The
entertainment consisted of natives singing and dancing in their ceremonial
It was very interesting to watch and I got a kick out of it.
That's about all for now so I'll say goodbye.
My regards to all