March 1945 Letters Transcribed ✅

The March 1945 letters are finished. During March, Walt reveals that he has 270 combat hours in and that he expects to have as many as 400 by the time his tour is finished. He has been made the C Flight Leader and hopes to be a Captain soon. On the 23rd, he sends some interesting photos of the homemade squadron bar, where he obviously spends a good amount of time.

It’s been almost a year since he’s seen Ruth, but he’s hoping the time will go fast until he can return home.


I never mentioned it when it started happening, because I guess I thought it was a fluke, but I wonder why Walt quit numbering his pages. It had been such a habit throughout 1942 that I thought it would never end. Is it easier for me to center the text for a page number or to write the bracketed unnumbered page? I go back and forth on that question.

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