Letters from the Pacific # 50

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Letter # 50

May 14, 1945

Dear Mom,
Received your letters of April 29th and May 1st yesterday and another package today. This particular package contained comics Dated Feb. 18th, three rolls of film, grapefruit juice, peanut candy, and apricot jam. I also received a package from Max Zigas which also had three rolls of film in it. Now I have plenty of film if nothing else.

I'm flying my 27th mission tomorrow which will be my first as a flight leader.

I flew today dropping bombs on a little island for practice. It was a lot of fun and I did pretty good even if I have to say so myself. My promotion orders should come in about two to three weeks from now which will give me about 28 months as a 2nd Lt.

Your letters are the hardest to answer. They are interesting but there's nothing in any of them that I can comment on. All I can do is acknowledge their receipt. Very little happens around here all I do is fly and play ball. When I fly I can't write much because I can't disclose our target. The only interesting part of the mission is that 30 seconds on our bomb run. After that it's routine again. Going to and returning from the target I either sleep or read or both.

Now for the weather. It's been raining quite a bit lately but the ground has absorbed most of the moisture. There's no mud or pools of water laying around which makes me very happy. At least it's not near as bad as our last base.

My mail has been coming in pretty regular now and, at the present time, I have about ten letters to answer. I've been quite lazy about writing lately and I can't figure out why. I figure as long as I can keep you satisfied I'm doing OK.

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

My regards to all

Love Avy

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