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Date: September 28th 1944
Mom - (Jessie Styles)
Jack Styles


Dear Mom:

Well here I am again at last. As I said in my last letter we went on leave. What a leave. I went to see Teeter and stayed overnight and all the next day with him. He managed to get the day off to see me. Pardon the writing. Another shaky table and a crumpled form. As I said Tommy got the day off. I called at about 6 o’clock at night and we got a room and proceeded to get very drunk. Don’t tell his mother that. We had a swell time. Got up the next day about noon and went to a couple of shows. We weren’t in the mood for drinking then. After that I went to London with the rest of the crew and had a swell time there. Saw some fairly modern shows (Wing and a Prayer, Bathing Beauties etc) All in all we had a swell time. Then we came here, our new station. I have just finished fighting for two hours with the fire in my room to get it to burn. Then I gave up. What a place. A second Maitland. However it won’t be too bad. We won’t be flying for about a month again so you can breathe easy for that long anyway. I am glad Nicky got such a good reception at home. He deserves it you know. Tell Mrs. Charbonneau (pardon Letersky) that Teeter is fine and looks fine. He still gets a bit homesick but he is getting used to it now. He’s a swell guy, made me meet all his friends etc. He sure was glad to see someone from home. I told you that I would like a lot of canned goods (fruit etc.) in my parcels eh. Edie sent me some hot chocolate and oxo in hers but we have no place to make it so I had to give most of it away to the [?]. We haven’t got any here. What a life. Well I guess I had better sign off soon now because it is practically midnight. Well so long sweetheart. Write soon please

Your loving son

P.S. I know there isn’t much in these letters but there is so little we are allowed to tell you. Jack

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