15 August 1945

August 15 is V-J Day (or August 14 in the States). Walt acknowledges the end of the war and is both glad and “lost.” Maybe that worry about what he will do with his life after the war is resurfacing.

This is the last letter from WWII. I can’t even imagine the chaos on both sides of the ocean when the war ended, but if there were more letters, they weren’t saved.

A transcript follows the letter images.


Aug 15, 45

Evenin’ Honey

I Love You!

Well.—I imagine you were glad to hear that the war finally came to an end, and I might add that your your hubby was fairly well pleased also. Everybody in the area is celebrating the end of the war but me—I feel kind of lost. In fact I think the Japs need a few more bombs dropped on them—they aren’t sufficiently licked to my way of thinking—They didn’t get half enough.—But—who knows—maybe this is for the best.

I don’t know whether this will alter my plans for coming home or not.—I hardly think it will but there are possibilities.

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I’ll let you know as soon as I find out.—Now that this thing is over and the danger is past it will lessen the worry at a bit—but that still isn’t as if you and I were together. After all—the sooner I get back to you the better I’ll like it.

It has been hotter then hell here during the day but nice and cool at night.—It won’t be long until it will be getting cool back there—Fall just around the corner—I like that time of the year.

Well Honey

Take it easy

Good night Sweetheart

I Love You

x Walt x


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