I'm writing this letter while flying up to Okinawa so
that should account for my shaky handwriting. Most of the squadron has
been up there for the past two weeks while I've been loafing around on
There is absolutely nothing to write about because we don't know what
our status is. There is an overage of crews in the squadron and if they
send them home on seniority, I should be on one of the first lists to go
home. At the present time I am the second oldest bombardier in the
squadron (length of time with the squadron and not age). When I join the
squadron this afternoon I may get some concrete facts. At the present time
I have 96 points toward discharge. The original basis for discharge was 85
points which pertained to everybody except Air Corps personnel. When that
came out in May they had no idea that Japan would give up so soon but now
that the war is over, I imagine things will be different. Anyway, here's
That's about all I have to day for the present so I'll say so long.
Will write again tomorrow if I can get definite information.
My regards to all