Letters from the Pacific # 36

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Letter # 36

March 27, 1945 Tuesday

Dear Mom,
I received your letter of March 10th the other day and this letter is it's answer. It's 7:45 AM now which is a bit early, even for me, but as long as I'm awake and have eaten breakfast, I decided to write.

I don't think you have a complaint in the world about my correspondence because I write you three and sometimes four times a week. The trouble is the mail gets delayed somewhere but that's not my fault.

I've now completed my seventeenth mission which brings my hours to 141:40 or 32.3 points. I lack only one point to be 1/3 of the way thru and am anxious to complete my 100 points so I can get home.

The weather changes about three times daily here. In the early mornings it's quite cold and damp and in the afternoons it's very hot. The winds increase toward afternoon and the dust really flies around. The evenings get cool and the nights get cold.

It seems funny to me to think that Jerry is over 21 years of age. I always felt so much older than he, but as the years go on that difference decreases. A lot of eighteen year old boys who are now serving overseas have aged beyond their years so that we should have a very mature country after the war.

I wrote you before that I am in the 5th Air Force or Far Eastern Forces. They call them air forces and not air armies.

I'm enclosing a Japanese map and some Japanese coins to save for me.

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

My regards to all

Love Avy

P.S. Tell Aunt Esther I accept her invitation to get drunk with me on my return home.

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