21 March 1945

Walt has 270 combat hours in—seems like a lot—and Ruth has $2000 in the bank.

A transcript follows the letter images.

Transcript:

3-21-45

Evenin’ Honey,

How are you?—Still kicking and raising H—— in a mild sort of a way. Unh?

Got a nice letter from you today—Very nice.—Said it was O.K. that I wrote a $100.00 check and that we had a $1000.00 in the bank. Well that sounded pretty good to me. At least we’re saving a little money. In three more months we should have 2000.00 which will be better. I hope we do anyway. At 250.00 a mo. I could almost afford to stay awhile except it is worth more to be with you.—Don’t you think? Yeah! reckon I know the answer to that—you always said you didn’t care about money—but I always knew we weren’t entirely self sufficient—Like having a farm and all that goes with it.

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so it really makes me feel good to see some put away.

I’ve got a hunch it is time for me to “hit the sack” as it is now 1 P.M. but—I may be able to think up a few more things to write. The picture on the Easter Greeting I sent you was taken in N. Guinea rather pretty I think.

Everything is running pretty smooth at present—I’ve got a good set of boys in my Flt. (10 excluding me) and all but a couple are darn good Pilots and I think they’ll snap out of it soon—Just the right amount of Flying—So I’m content to let everything coast along for awhile.

I have 270 hrs of combat in now so I don’t have to fly my a—— off, just keep coasting along and fly when I feel like it.—Not bad—not bad.

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Spring should be just around the corner back there—Soon be warm, flowers, everything getting green—It really amazes me—It was just a little past Spring when I left wasn’t it? For my part I hope it continues to roll on by until I’m with you and then it can resume its normal pace. I know that it will still be going much to fast tho. I’ll never be able to spend too much time with you—An impossibility

Hit the sack—Hit the sack

So

Good Evening Sweetheart

I Love You

x Walt x

I Love You

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