Letters from the Pacific # 58

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Letter # 58

June 14, 1945

Dear Mom,
Well, I celebrated your birthday last night by getting drunk at the opening of our club. We had quite a turnout and even had our commanding general present for the event.

Do you remember the letter I sent you that was meant for the other Lt. Berman? I found out that he's in our group but in another squadron. I invited him to our club and we had quite a time. I introduced him to the other officers in my squadron and the effect was quite amusing. Most of them couldn't believe their ears and while they were slightly under the weather, the expressions on their faces were really funny.

I flew my 33rd mission the other day and now have a total of 276:45 combat hours or 68.3 points. I'll probably fly again tomorrow which will be my fourth mission for the month.

I've slipped way behind in my correspondence and now have a raft of unanswered letter on hand. I'm going to try to catch up during this next week.

Now that our club is open I'll be able to go in and write some letters. That's exactly what I'm doing now and it's nice and cool in here. The club is about 30X120 and is made of bamboo. The floor is concrete and the dance floor has plywood sheets over the concrete. The measurements of the dance floor are 16X28 which is not bad considering. We also have a bandstand at one end and a bar at the other. We have provisions for serving Coca-Cola as a drink or a mixer for the liquor. We also have a phonograph which is playing while I'm trying to write. There are tables and chairs scattered all over the club. I'll try to take some pictures and give you a good idea of what the club really looks like.

We're been having some poor weather lately but we're hoping for a break pretty soon. It gets annoying when it rains so often.

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

My regards to all

Love Avy

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