1 July 1945

Walt asks “Did you notice the return address?” He finally made Captain. He figures from that fact that he will be home in about 4 months, but I don’t know how the bombing of Japan in August affected his stay.

A transcript follows the letter images.

Transcript:

7-1-45

Hi Honey

How are you tonight? Probably pretty warm,—from the heat I mean. As I remember it gets fairly hot in July.

Did you notice the return address? You didn’t?—Well I finally made Cap’t. what cha know—Purty good deal isn’t it. Well—Unless something unforeseen comes up I should be ready to come home in three months and home in four—How do you like that—O.K.?—Sounds good to me. I guess the idea of coming going would sound good to any one who had a a gal like you waiting for them.

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Another thing—I saw China today for the first time—Just land—like any other place—Ha—It was a long mission and I am really very tired.—That is the main reason this letter is going to end so soon—I believe for once I could write more—but it is 12:10 now and time I should hit the sack.—I feel pretty happy tonight. Reckon you might like this letter too.—

For now Honey—Be good

Goodnight Sweetheart

I Love You

x Walt x

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