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Northwest Field Guam

I’ll Have to Pray for Patience

August 27, 1945. Dad writes a short letter home from Guam where he is stationed with the 331st Bomb Group. Apparently August is the rainy season at Northwest Field, as Dad details, “This morning the ‘Mississippi’ came along both sides of our barracks and underneath them due to a rain shower during the night. Our … Continue reading »

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Celebrating This V-J Day

August 15 and 18, 1945. Dad writes two letters home to his family from Guam “to let you know I am O.K.” He notes the time as 10:45 AM on the letter that he writes on the 15th. It appears that his work schedule has been abnormal as he writes, “Got through with work around … Continue reading »

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Regarding That New Bomb

August 5 and 11, 1945. Dad writes two letters home to Albany from Guam. It seems that mail from home is making its way to him quickly, as he notes having received a letter which his brother wrote to him from home dated July 27.  He comments that since Stanley sent him a nail file … Continue reading »

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The Censor Will Kill Me

July 25 and August 1, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Northwest Field on Guam. Stanley’s letters of the 10th and 16th, which included the news of the new baby’s name, have reached him, as have many other letters that Stanley has written in the last two weeks. He writes to his brother/family, “I know, … Continue reading »

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We Don’t Have Any Thermometers

July 22, 23 and 24, 1945. Dad writes a few letters home from Guam where he is stationed at Northwest Field with the 331st Bombardment Group.  It looks like he is flooded by letters as the mail is finally catching up from what Stanley had sent him from England and five letters that have been sent … Continue reading »

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Beyond Our Power

July 16 and 20, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam where he is serving with the 331st Bomb Group. He has started to receive the letters that Stanley is writing from Albany. Dad notes that he has been overseas for three months. He states that the is “O.K. except for having to go to … Continue reading »

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What a Beautiful Island

July 11 and 12, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam where he is with the 331st Bomb Group. He sends his best wishes to his family and hopes that everyone is “in the best of health, Anna especially with her expected child.” Mail is taking some time to get to him as he … Continue reading »

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No Different Than Any Other Day

June 27 and July 4, 1945. Dad writes two short letters home from Guam where he is stationed with the 331st Bomb Group. On the 27th he writes that the package with the T-shirts has yet to arrive and “…is probably somewhere in a warehouse awaiting shipment.” He also comments that he hasn’t gotten a letter … Continue reading »

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I Hope to Amount to Something

June 18 and 24, 1945: Dad writes two letters home from Guam. He acknowledges that he received two letters that his mother wrote to him dated May 6 and 13 in reply to a letter that he wrote her on April 17 while he was on the troop ship headed to the islands. He comments, … Continue reading »

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We Aren’t Here on a Picnic

June 9, 10 and 11, 1945: Dad writes a few short letters home to let his family know that he is “in very good condition.”  He comments that “The boat trip sort of wore me down but that is behind me. I’m looking forward to the one which will being me home to you folks … Continue reading »

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