[V-mail addressed to Mrs. Richard N., Berwyn, Illinois. Return addressed to Richard N., c/o U.S. Fleet Post Off. Envelope postmarked 6 June 1944 at 10 p.m.]
June 4, 1944
Hello sweet, how are you, good I am, too. As I expected, there was no mail delivery to-day, so no sugar report from my honey. Soo I will have to strike out on my own. Hon, I am going to ask you to help me out a little in this letter; I am going to try and locate one of our old friends in England. I know he is over there because I read an article about him in the June 4 British Edition of the Army “Yank” Magazine. I would like you to call his wife, the former Dorothy Gross. If you remember, we went to her open house, that one New Year’s Eve we went to Gracie’s, Mack’s, Dot’s, and Ruth Tetslaff’s for breakfast – recall? Well, she married Lt. Ed Spretsma; he is now a captain in the 9th fighter squadron. The article tells of how he very cleverly shot down an MI110 twin-engine – I never thought he had it in him; and I want to congratulate him. His wife Dorothy lives with her folks on Long Common Road, almost opposite our house – recall? If you can’t find her phone number in the phone book under the Gross name, tell her I will bring the article home for her to read, hon; be sure you get his right A.P.O. etc. Soo good-night now, sweet, remember I love you and miss you.