Letters from the Pacific # 56

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Letter # 56

June 5, 1945

Dear Mom,
I received your letter of May 22nd acknowledging the receipt of my $170.00. Strangely enough the balances you gave me agree with my calculations.

I flew the day before yesterday and today and now have 32 missions to my credit. I now have 265:45 hours or 66.2 points. I expect to fly very often from now on and should finish my 100 points in a fairly short time.

I'll now relate a very funny incident that happened yesterday. I had just finished eating dinner and was walking back to my tent and who should I meet but Eddie Stern. He is with the 90th Bomb Group on another island in the Philippines and was up here on business. He has finished flying and is awaiting orders to go home. We spent the evening together discussing old times. He went back to his own outfit but I didn't see him leave because I got up at 4:00 AM this morning to fly. I was very much surprised to see him yesterday because I hadn't seen him in so long and hadn't the faintest idea where he was.

I've had several letters from Ben and Jerry which I have to answer and also some from Aunt Mary, Aunt Lillie and Aunt Esther. I owe about about a dozen letters but just can't get the ambition to write. I've flown five missions in the last eleven days and I'm a little tired.

Every once in awhile we hear "Radio Tokyo" on the air. According to their version of the war we are being beaten but someone has neglected to tell us about it. The B-29 bombers are raising hell in Tokyo and the city is pretty nearly burned out. I hope the Japs will be beaten in short order.

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

My regards to all

Love Avy

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