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Date: September 22nd 1945
Mother and Father
Joseph Moore

R-208467 L.C.. MOORE, J.L.
#3 (R.C.A.F.) P.R.C.
Sept. 22/45

Dear Mom & Dad,

I just received your letter of Sept 14. That was good time for that letter of Sept. 3. I didn't know at the time that that was to be my last letter from Burma. Some of the boys had left but only so many aircraft could leave at a time and I didn't know just when I was to go. I couldn't have told you anyway, for censorship is still in effect in the far east. I sent you a post card from Istres, a small town where we stopped near Marseilles because of bad weather at Paris & London. I was in Marseilles for 2 hours. Three of us hitch-hiked the 8 miles from Istres. We had to come right back though to make sure we caught our plane. We paid 100 francs each for 2 eggs, a few chips, and a piece of bread. We thought it was robbery. I just read in the paper that your meat rationing is being lifted because of the butcher's threat to strike. They've only given us seven days leave so I don't know how I'll make out but I'm starting for Aunt Molly's on the night of the 25th and I'm due back on the 2nd. It doesn't look as though I'll see much of Margaret, but there will be more leave later, I expect, because we are going to work again supplying the continent. I may even go there on detachment at times. I will be here possibly 18 months yet. Our future is always subject to change without notice however. `Bye for now. Your loving son, Joe.

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