Letters from the Pacific # 70

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Letter # 70

August 31, 1945

Dear Mom,
Well, I've been here on Okinawa for a few days now and, so far, I haven't found out anything new.

Now that the war is over there is no opportunity to finish my combat flying. Everybody tells me that I'll be out of here before very long but I'm still taking a pessimistic attitude. When they tell me to pack up then I'll believe it and not before.

In the meantime there is nothing to do but sit and wait. It's really a struggle to find something to do to keep from going mad. Yesterday I went through some of my baggage and threw out a lot of items that were absolutely unnecessary. I read a lot and am trying to get hold of some educational books. I go swimming a lot and get a sun tan.

Some of the boys say that you can't leave Frisco without the correct uniform. In order to avoid any delay you're going to ship me some of my winter clothes. I thought you could send them to Aunt Etta in Los Angeles and when I get to Frisco I could call her up and have her forward them to me. What do you think of that idea? Don't do anything yet until you hear from me. The clothes I would probably are my winter blouse, a pair of pinks (light gray pants) my shortcoat and a hat. I sent home two hats and the one I would want would be the Bancroft "Flighter". The other one is made by Knox. That's all I would need to get home in. Any other clothes could be purchased in Frisco.

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. Don't ship any clothes yet.

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