Letters from the Pacific # 68

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Letter # 68

August 22, 1945

Dear Mom,
Received your letter of Aug. 8th two days ago and it's the only letter I received for four days. I suppose my period of silence is catching up to me.

We're still sitting around doing nothing. Most of the squadron is in Okinawa but we're still here at Clark Field. We should move up by the end of the week. By the way, I haven't stepped foot in an airplane since my last mission on July 27th. Now that the war is over I don't care if I never see a B-24 again.

Your last letters state that you received the $100.00 and $250.00 checks but you haven't mentioned the $150.00 check. Please let me know whether you received it or not so I can find out what happened.

The heat has subsided and it's comfortably cool now. It rained for about 36 consecutive hours and it's raining again now at 8:30 in the morning. The cool weather is good for sleeping and in the last two nights I've put away 20 hours of sleep. By the time I get home I'll be well rested.

I'm still looking forward to the day when I get home. So far there has been no indication as to what will happen to us. Bombardiers are virtually useless under the occupational set up and I'm number two bombardier in the squadron. Here's hoping for a quick discharge.

That's about all I have to say for the present so I'll say s'long.

My regards to all

Love Avy

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