Letters from the Pacific # 28

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Letter # 28

March 2, 1945

Dear Mom,
I received your V-mail letters of Feb. 5th & 7th and I want to say again, for the hundredth time, that it takes twice as long as an air mail letter.

I've now completed three months of overseas service and have thirteen missions to my credit. My hours total up to 116:20 and I have 26.3 points. That's better than 1/4 of my way through and I hope I continue at the same rate. I can't tell just where our targets have been but if you have been following the activities of the Far Eastern Air Forces you'll have a pretty good idea of where we are hitting.

I received a letter from Aunt Mary and she tells me that you have quite proficient at gin rummy. I used to play it with Uncle Martin quite a bit.

So far I haven't received any packages and there must be around ten of them on the way. I hope they arrive in a fairly decent condition. Gladys is sure acquiring a family fast but I suppose there's nothing unusual about that.

By the way we're in the 5th Air Force. There are three air forces operating in this area and they are the 5th, 13th and 7th.

I received a letter from Ben telling me about the bond. I wish he wouldn't do that because he doesn't have much money to himself. I suppose telling him that is like talking to a brick wall.

As soon as I get paid, which will be in a few days, I'm sending home $350.00 for my savings account. That should bring my balance up in the neighborhood of $1800.00. Please advise me if my allotments to the Dollar Savings Bank are coming thru.

I'd also like to know what my bank balances are after the March allotments come thru.

Some time ago I asked you for Ellen O'Rourke's address so that I can write her. If you can get it for me please do.

That's about all for now so I'll say s'long.

My regards to all

Love Avy

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