28 January 1945

Walt answers the questions about how long his leave will be, including how long it takes to get to his destination and back.

A transcript follows the letter images.

Transcript:

Jan 28, ’45

Hello Sweetheart,

I Love You—

I recieved an aniversary card, Christmas card, and a wonderful group of letters, one even contained a poem written by Mrs. W.E. what do you know?

What tickled me was the snowjob on the approach to the dress buying spree, and then a little later the hat—Ha. That is the way Honey—Buy em up while you can.

You should be ashamed, making Ruby and your Mother wet their pants by laughing too much—You must have been cutting loose on the Youngstown Humor—Ha.

The boys here think you’re quite allright—I read them the part where you left extra money in the checking account for Dubost check—They can’t understand a wife that don’t raise hell about such things—But they don’t know my wife—Do they?

I certainly have a sweet wife.

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Say Honey—what do you think of a measly 2nd Lt. who tells Marine Col. and Lt. Col. how to bomb a target—then personally lead on one mission—36 Dive bombers—on the next mission 52 Dive bombers and on the next 36 Dive bombers to a choice target I had discovered myself on a recco—Purty good unh? Ain’t braggin’—much! Ha!

I’m not flying tomorrow—going to pack for Sydney—Probably take 5 to 7 days to get there it is further from here to there then New York to Paris—Some trip for a ten day leave—

Well Honey, have a big bunch of letters for me when I return—I’ll be looking forward to them. I’ll write you on the way

Good Evening Sweetheart

I Love You

x Walt x

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