I received your letters of April 2nd and 6th last night
and I'm glad to see that Ben was able to get home. I hope it won't be long
before you have all three of us home for good. I also noticed that you
received my $350.00. I was beginning to get worried about it as you will
see when you receive an earlier letter of mine.
To date I've only received that one package but will probably receive a
lot more in the near future. Some of the other boys are beginning to get
theirs. I need some Vaseline hair tonic so please enclose a couple of
bottles in you next package. You can also enclose a glass mirror and
anything else you want to send me. I flew again yesterday and now have a
total of 21 missions which brings me up to 176:45 combat hours. I'm still
maintaining a good average and I should finish up in 48 missions. At that
rate I should finish in nine or ten months.
I'm very happy that Ben will be stationed so close to home because he
should be able to come into New York almost every weekend. In any event
he'll be home a few times before he goes to sea if that's where he is
scheduled to go.
I haven't much more to say since I wrote two days ago so I'll close for
My regards to all