Haven't written you in the few days because we moved
again. We're now at a new location and can reach plenty of targets with
I now have 15 missions completed for a total of 132:25 combat hours or
30.5 points. I've accumulated these points since January 3rd when I flew
my first mission with the squadron.
Please note the new APO number. It's now 74 instead of 72. Now I'll
elaborate a little on the terrain and the weather. Right now we're in the dry
season. The ground is just like sand and every time a truck drives past it
raises a cloud of dust. It's a far cry from our last base where there was
plenty of rain and mud. They claim the rainy season will start in another
six weeks. The ground is very flat except for some mountains in the
There are a few towns nearby where we can get steaks, fried chicken and
ice cream. The prices are terrific but it's something new.
When we get set up we're going to have the natives build us bamboo
frames for our tents with split bamboo floors. At the present time the
natives are building us a mess hall out of bamboo and when they're
finished they're going to build an officer's club and then work on our
That's about all for now so I'll say s'long.
My regards to all