[Letter addressed to Mrs. Harry V. C., c/o W., 20 Block Street, Dundee, Scotland. Return addressed to S/Sgt. Harry V. C., 33428766, 1408th A.A.F. Base Unit Sqdn 1, E.D.A.T.C. A.P.O. 741 c/o P.M., U.S. Army.]
Feb. 5, 1946
My Own Precious Darling:
Just a few lines tonight Mary to let you know that I love you so awful much. I only wish that I could be with you. I miss you so awful much. I pray that this finds you feeling allright, and getting along fine. I am getting along O.K. over here so far. There are 4 of us working on the plane now. 2 sheet metal men and two mechanics. The sheet metal men are the only ones that have any work to do now so the other two of us are taking things easy. We had to wait till about 9 o’clock this morning before we could get a jeep to go to work in. We got up this morning about 7:30 and went to chow. We had fresh eggs and sausage, then after we eat we came back to our room so one of the fellows could get some cigarettes, after that we went out to the plane and worked till a little after eleven. Then Darling we came back to dinner. For dinner we had roast pork and potatoes, and about a quart of milk apiece, and ice cream. After dinner we went back to work. The Lt. came out about 7 o’clock and they ran the plane up to see how it was. I guess he is satisfied with it. We just work about 4 and came back to the barrex and cleaned up so we could go to town. Two of us went to chow first. We took a few more cigarettes in to sell. I had twelve packs and I got 98 coronor [sic]. That is a little over 5 pounds. That was not bad for one night, was it, Darling? I came up here with a hundred coronor to start with and I have 290 now, and I have three more cartons of cigarettes to git rid of and that will be about 240 or more coronor. If I can I want to buy a few things while I am here. Darling you should see what all they have over here in the stores, and nothing is rationed. After we came out of the show tonight we were looking in the windows of the stores. We went in a place to eat and I had ice cream with a lot of whipped cream and a big slice of cream pie with cherries on. Boy but it was good. We came back to the base about 9:30 tonight.
Darling I only wish that you could be here with me. I never saw a place where they have so many good things to eat before in my life. Darling you could eat even if you were not hungry when you saw what they have.
Mary Darling please promise me that you will eat all you can and Darling don’t miss so many meals. I want you to take real good care of your self for me. I don’t want the wind to blow you away. I love you so awful much.
Mary Darling did you get all the letters I wrote you from Orly? I only hope you did for I know what they all mean to you. I know that your precious letters mean every thing to me.
Darling have you received any more letters from Mom or Kenny? I never got around to answering the last letter I got from Mom and Kenny. I suppose they will be wondering what happened to me. I only hope we both get to go to the States soon so we can forget about writing to each other.
The only ones we will have to write to then will be Mom and Dad. I only wish that I could be there with you now so I could see all three of them. I miss them all and especially Jimmy.
Say Darling, have you ever got your suit from the taylor yet? I only hope you have and you like it, and Mary Darling you never told me how you liked the jacket and skirt you had dyed.
Darling I don’t know if you can make any sense of this letter. It is hard for me to write when I am not getting any of your letters. This makes the 3rd one I have wrote since I have been here and there is no place to mail them. I guess I will have to wait till I get back to Orly. I should have a lot of your letters waiting for me there now.
Darling please let me know if you get word to go to the States. I am praying that we are both over there this month or early next month.
I am thinking of you every second Darling and I don’t want a thing to do with another girl so Mary Darling you don’t have to worry about me. I am yours for ever and ever. I love you with all my heart and sole Mary. I only hope we are together for good very soon. I need you so awful much.
Your loving and very lonely Husband,