I received your letter of Feb. 10th this afternoon so it
only took thirteen days to get to me. That's not bad at all and it's a lot
better than V-mail. V-mail takes a week longer and is too short.
I hope you send those reprints soon because some of the boys have been
asking me about them. Let me know how much they are and I'll send you the
I'm sending you two pictures that were taken in Reno, Nevada in the
early part of November. They are Lt. and Mrs. Charles S. Boyer of Union,
New Jersey. He is the pilot of a B-24 who is now in India. We went through
training together at Tonopah. They are a very nice couple and we had a lot
of fun in Nevada. I used to play bridge with them at the Officer's Club at
So far I haven't received any packages and I don't know when they will
start coming in. I suppose I should be getting them in March but I can't
be sure. I only hope that they arrive in a fairly decent condition.
So far I haven't heard from Jerry. I know the types he writes because I
did receive a few last year. I think it's a damn shame that he writes such
poor letters. I remember when I had a hard time writing once a week but
now I find no difficulty in writing three or four times a week. If I don't
write too hurriedly, which I'm doing now, my handwriting is even legible.
That also is a far cry to what it was.
It's inevitable that the men in the army and navy go overseas. The
faster they go over the sooner the rest of the boys will come back and the
sooner we'll all be home for good. That's the thing I'm really looking
forward to. I think I've been in the army long enough. Feb 26th will start
my fourth year with Uncle Sam and Feb. 19th started me on my third year as
a 2nd Lt. I hope to come home a 1st Lt.
So far I haven't flown since the beginning of the week. I've still got
my ten missions and 88:30 hours but I'm scheduled for tomorrow and I
should reach and possibly pass the one hundred hour mark. That gets me one
Air Medal. You get an Air Medal for every one hundred hours so I'll
probably get four at least. In place of the last three I'll get three
clusters. Instead of handing out all those medals they give oak leaf
clusters so that one person won't receive too many.
The weather has been pretty nice lately with very little rain. Most of
the time it rains at night or in the early morning but I rarely get up for
Well, that's about all for now so I'll say s'long.
My regards to all