[Letter postmarked on 15 July 1941 at 10 a.m. at Riverside, Illinois. Addressed to Miss Crystal K., Marshalltown, Iowa, c/o Mrs. P. Return addressed to Mr. Richard N., Riverside, Illinois.]
To-day I arose at 8:00 and was down to the airport at 9, flew a half hour and rested an hour (Resting an hour – silly, isn’t it? Regulations call for an hour’s rest between half hour flights.) Flew another half hour and then went to the office. Boy, it was hotter than HCXXE (well, you know what I mean) to-day. In all that heat, I had to traipse downtown with some papers during noon – the hottest part of the day. Was I a happy lad! (Oh, yeah!) Worked and sweated all afternoon and sweated all evening in school with a test. Got out at 10:30 and went to the Bonnet, had 2 brews and was home in bed at 11:30.
(Honey, I love you) xxxx