Letters from the Pacific # 19

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Letter # 19

February 2, 1945

Dear Mom,
Well, I flew today and now have seven missions total 61 hours. In points I now have 13.2. The point system is what counts and if I keep up at the same pace I'm going now I'll be home in eight more months. The only trouble is that I probably won't fly that often but I'll take what comes.

Aside from that there isn't much new. I went to the movies tonight and saw "Stand by for Action" with Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy and Charles Laughton. It's a picture about the Navy which I had seen before but there was nothing else to do so I went to see it again.

We've had more than our share of rain here and I hope the rainy season will be over with soon. I'm getting a little tired of sloshing thru mud all day. I'm really hoping to see civilization again.

The war news in the past few days has been wonderful. Tonight's report place the Russians 50 miles from Berlin while Germany reports them 20 miles away. Either way you look at it, it looks good. The war in the Philippines is coming along fine and MacArthur's troops are making new landings on Luzon. I hope that the Philippines will be in our control before the end of the month.

That's all for now so I'll say goodbye.

My regards to all

Love Avy

P.S. I sent you a batch of pictures to be printed. Please reduce the amount by one of each. Instead of 99 prints make it 93. I received a Xmas from the Hansens. I figured that as long as they took the trouble to write me that I should do the same. I wrote them a very nice letter. I'm writing so much that I can really turnout a nicely worded letter.

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