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Date: August 16th 1944

Aug 16, 1944

Dear Mom:

Here I am again. I received a batch of mail the other day. Lots of letters, all the way from June 6 to Aug 3. The next day I got some from Aug 7. Boy what a mail system. I hope you are having a good time on your holidays. I got some more cigs today. They are coming through now. So Zipper got married (in white too). What I am I going to do when I get home? No Zipper or will she still be there. We have been very busy lately + I haven't had a drink for at least a week. Flying and drinking don't mix with me. I haven't been airsick over here yet so keep your fingers crossed. That must have been quite a party you had for Norma (2 meals, one after the other). By the way, I would love a large loaf of Slaters bread. If you can see Jack or someone see if you can get the stuff to put into it. We can't over here. I hear my bottle of ketchup is gone eh? Jack Robinson is here now. How is Larry getting along? I suppose I told you a long time ago of a fellow I was chumming around with, Dave Coppersmith, my pilot is a friend of his I found out the other day. We are going to try and get a crew picture to send you. I have practically caught up to Larry now, I wish he was on our station. You know me, all the short cuts. By the way how is everybody around there. If you see Grandpa give him my love. If I wrote him Grandma (Styles of course) would probably read it, but I will write him a letter soon that you can give to him. By the way, what is this Norma says about her disagreeing about me being cute. She should know I'm not cute but manly & handsome (Tell her to choke over that one for a while) She says you are a very smart looking mom (also added that you were censoring the letter, since you are reading this I have to agree) Don't forget the pencils + erasers I asked for will you. Also I need some lighter flints. Well so long for now + lots of love.

Your loving son


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