[Letter addressed to Mrs. Harry V. C., c/o Mrs. J. W., 20 Block Street, Dundee, Scotland. Return addressed to Cpl. Harry V. C., 33428766, 1409th A.A.F. Base Unit, E.D.A.T.C. A.P.O. 741 c/o P.M., U.S. Army.]
September 7, 1945
My Precious Darling:
Just a couple lines Mary Darling to let you know that I am well and getting along the same as ever. Darling I only hope this finds you well and getting along allright. I am still working for Ace. I worked till seven o’clock this morning. I sure will be glad when we change shifts. I might get a little more sleep then. Hank & Werth and I are going to town today some time.
Darling I am still looking for the papers you sent me to make out. I only hope they don’t get lost. Dearest how is every one getting along up there now? Have you had any word from your Father since he went back?
I am sure sorry to hear that you did not get to be with him all the time he was home. I hope he don’t stay mad at you.
Darling are you working any place now? I don’t know how long we will be kept very busy here. They are going to quit flying troops to the states the last of this month so that will cut some of our work out.
Darling I feel awful now. I love you so much and I only wish I could be there with you. I pray that we will be together very soon. Darling I suppose you saw in the paper where they are going to send all the troops home to the states before Christmas that has 70 points or more. Well Darling that will get Hank, Werth, Gray and a lot more of the fellows. I only have 69 so I guess that will leave me out. Darling I only hope we can get back together but I would like for you to go as soon as you can. Darling do every thing you can to go. Will you do that Darling?
Well Darling I have your 50th letter to answer so I guess I better get started on it. This makes my 53rd so far. I only hope you have them all by this time.
Well Darling by the sound of your letter you must still be a big sleepy head. Are you, Mary? Do you stay over at Chick’s place all the time? Mary Darling you better keep on eating every thing you can. I don’t want you to be so thin that I can’t hold you tight in my arms when I am with you. Please Mary take real good care of your self. You mean every thing in this world to me: and Darling you will for ever and ever. Darling what is Jimmy doing now? I bet he has some time with the [truck?] or jeep that his daddy brought him. I am looking around for something I can send him, but so far I haven’t found any thing any good.
Mary you sure must of been doing a lot of writing. I wish I could write that many letters at a time. The way I feel now I can hardly write to my precious Darling wife. That must of been some letter Mom wrote you. I suppose I will be getting one before long. Darling don’t you ever think about smoking. If you do I guess I will have to turn you over my knee when I get hold of you. How would you like that Darling. I hardly ever smoke any more. I get 600 franks for a carton so they are too expensive to smoke.
Darling I will have to close for this time. I am sending you a couple more clippings to read. Darling please send me a nice picture like I ask you before. Send me one that you and Chickie had taken when you were walking down the street. Darling I am thinking of you every second. I pray that we can be with each other very soon.
Your Loving and very Lonely husband