Letters from the Pacific # 47

Back ] Home ] Up ] Next ]

Letter # 47

May 1, 1945

Dear Mom,
I found your letter of April 18th waiting for me when I returned from My mission this afternoon and since I haven't written in the past few days, I decided to answer it promptly.

Today's mission was number 24 giving me a total 201:10 combat hours. I'm averaging 8 1/3 hours per mission and have picked up a few extra points. If I continue at the same rate I'll finish up at the end of August and be home in October. In the meantime I'll still settle for Christmas and New Years.

Before I forget, I've another package from you. This one contained jelly, almonds, sardines and peanut candy and raisins too. The packages should start rolling in pretty soon. So far I haven't received any of the packages Max Zigas sent me but they're about due.

I'm still looking forward to the day when I walk in the front door. I'll give you adequate notice so that I won't frighten you. I remember the day I came home on leave from Florida in July 1943 without notice. I don't want to repeat that again.

I've been hearing from Jerry fairly regularly and I have one of his letters to answer. This will be the only letter I write because I'm pretty tired and want to get to bed early.

I'll cut this short and say s'long.

My regards to all

Love Avy

Back ] Next ]

Contents of this web site copyright Larry Berman