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Oct. 28, 1945: 1st Pilot on Camera Mission

October 28, 1945 Envelope

Oct. 28, 1945

St. Trond, Belgium

 

 

Dear Mom & Dad,

Just another short note tonite. As usual theres not much to say for I haven’t been doing anything.

Not even any mail to answer. Nobody has gotten any again, for the last three days. That always makes the troops happy.

Just got back a couple of hrs. ago from Hasselt. Have been up there since Fri. afternoon. Had another pass & spent it at Toni’s place. Continue reading

Oct. 31, 1945: Hunting Partridge

 

October 31, 1945 EnvelopeOct. 31, 1945

St. Trond, Belgium

 

 

Dear Mom & Dad,

Well I got your first letter telling about hunting, on this the last day of the season. Strange as it is, this was also my first day of hunting.

Went out around the airfield here. Put up 3 or 4 pheasants but they were all out of range. I’m hunting with skeet shot #8’s, so they really have to be close if I’m going to get them. Continue reading

Oct 23, 1945: Going To Be An Uncle

Octobr 23, 1945 Envelope

Oct. 23, 1945

St. Trond, Belgium

Dear Mom & Dad,

So I’m to be an Uncle. It’s about time! I’ve been playing the role of Uncle Dick for years in every way but the title. But your being Grandma & Grandpa just isn’t going to sound right. Grandma & Grandpa. Ha!Ha!Ha!Ho!Ho! Be sure & send me sis & Johnnies address at Selfridge Fld. so I can write them.

Now those are pretty good reasons for getting me home in the immediate future, I’ll admit, but well now, C.O.’s just don’t seem to think along those lines. Why, I’m  sure I don’t know. Was really surprised about Karens questions probably even more so than about Sis. I didn’t realize that Karen would even remember me. Continue reading

Oct 28, 1945: Back to Flying Tomorrow

October 28, 1945 Envelope

Oct. 28, 1945

St. Trond, Belgium

Dear Mom & Dad,

Just another short note tonite. As usual theres not much to say for I haven’t been doing anything.

Not even any mail to answer. Nobody has gotten any again, for the last three days. That always makes the trops happy.

Just got back a couple of hrs. ago from Hasselt. Have been up there since Fri. afternoon. Had another pass & spent it at Toni’s place. Continue reading

Oct. 19, 1945: First Nite Landing in B-17

 

October 19, 1945

Oct. 19, 1945

St. Trond, Belgium

Dear Mom & Dad,

Reckon while I have a free after noon here, better get a letter off to you. Don’t think I’ve written for nearly a week & I wouldn’t call that good.

Your letters are coming through very slowly again. Haven’t had a word since the one telling of Jerries death.

Theres no really good reason for my not writing more lately except I just couldn’t seem to get in the mood to get one started. I tried all yesterday afternoon to sit down & write & I ended up without starting a word to anyone. Continue reading