I found your letter of April 18th waiting for me when I
returned from My mission this afternoon and since I haven't written in the
past few days, I decided to answer it promptly.
Today's mission was number 24 giving me a total 201:10 combat hours.
I'm averaging 8 1/3 hours per mission and have picked up a few extra
points. If I continue at the same rate I'll finish up at the end of August
and be home in October. In the meantime I'll still settle for Christmas
and New Years.
Before I forget, I've another package from you. This one contained
jelly, almonds, sardines and peanut candy and raisins too. The packages
should start rolling in pretty soon. So far I haven't received any of the
packages Max Zigas sent me but they're about due.
I'm still looking forward to the day when I walk in the front door.
I'll give you adequate notice so that I won't frighten you. I remember the
day I came home on leave from Florida in July 1943 without notice. I don't
want to repeat that again.
I've been hearing from Jerry fairly regularly and I have one of his
letters to answer. This will be the only letter I write because I'm pretty
tired and want to get to bed early.
I'll cut this short and say s'long.
My regards to all