April 18, 1945
Dear Mom & Dad,
I’ll try to write a fairly long letter tonite. Doubt if I have the time but here goes any way.
I said in my last v-mail I’ve been busy, take that as you may. We really shouldn’t say how many flights or missions we have in, so I’ll exclude those kind of remarks. I could probably tell you & get by with it but its better left unsaid to all censorship rules. I should know, I’ve been one for over a week now. Thats just a side line by the way.
Have three letters of yours in front of me now. Just a minute, will take a little time out & see if there are any questions to be answered.
Question no. # 1. has to to with your v-mail of the 4th Dad. The first v-mail, I’ve gotten by the way. Yes, I did remember that was Sisters birthday but not until the last minute. I was so darn busy with this & that at that time, guess I was lucky my mind functioned that much. Wish I could have at least sent her a card but it was impossible.
That was a mistake in Smithy’s promotion. It was just to 1st Lt. At least it was a promotion & I’ll admit myself, wouldn’t mind having one like it.
I don’t know when Mothers day is or was but I guess it must be around this time somewhere. At least according to the letters I’ve been censoring lately. You know I’m thinking of you Mom whether its mothers day or not.
In regards to the money business. I don’t think Mrs.Colinsfast can send it, so I’ll be sending it one of these days myself. That’ll be another $300 to add to my jingle money. Might have enough yet to get me a new hankerchief when I get home. Signed this next months pay voucher already, if things keep going as they are, part of that will be going home to. Cost me 4 cents in town last nite. Think I could last a long time at that rate. Never have spent over a $1.50 in one nite. Continue reading