North Africa 4 November 1943 Dear Harriet: Seeing as how you have a cold I thought it would be a good idea to send you another handkerchief – as a matter of fact I was going to sent it anyway, even before I learned that you had the sniffles. The name, if you notice, … More 4 November 1943, Dear Harriet: Carry on – Keep ’em flying and all that sort of rot.
S/Sgt. R. Wallis 353rd Bomb Squadron 301st Bomb Group Dear Harriet, I must certainly agree with you about the mailing situation. I have waited six days before a letter came through from you. I know that wouldn’t seem long from your point of view – Don’t know what you must have thought after waiting three … More October 23rd 1943, Dear Harriet: “Keep the home fires burning. Your number one soldier.”
S/Sgt. R. Wallis 353rd Bomb Squadron 301st Bomb Group Dear Harriet, I just came back from noonday chow. How was it? Well between you and me and the fence post I don’t think the censor would permit me to write my opinion. Before I forget it, and how could I, your snap shots arrived yesterday. … More October 30th 1943, Dear Harriet: “Your snap shots arrived yesterday. They only took two months, one day, fourteen hours and ten minutes to get here. Believe me, that’s a heck of a long time to wait, and I mean really.”
Harriet Venzlaff 4044 Shreve Ave. St. Louis, MO Dear Roy, It’s Friday afternoon, 2:00 pm to be exact and of all things, here I find myself writing to you. Oh yes, I know that I should be hard at work at the good old F of D pounding away for all I’m worth on my … More October 22nd 1943, Dear Roy: “I think it’s swell that you’ve been able to get in a little swimming in a regular pool (even if you did have to share it with the whole British Army.)”
18 October 1943 S/Sgt. R. Wallis 353rd Bomb Squadron 301st Bomb Group Dear Harriet, Comes time again to write to Harriet – matter of fact, it might be just a little past time. There can’t be any doubt in your mind as to who is ahead in this letter writing affair. Why of course you … More October 18th 1943, Dear Harriet:
Harriet Venzlaff 4044 Shreve Ave. St. Louis, MO Dear Roy: You know, something very peculiar has suddenly happened to the mailing situation. I hadn’t heard from you for almost three weeks – that’s the longest stretch of time that has ever elapsed, I believe, but we’re friends again, because here I have before me two … More October 15th 1943, Dear Roy: “So you’re trying to picture me in one of those playsuit affairs, are you? Well, confidentially Roy, I’ve got knock knees. Isn’t that disillusioning?”
North Africa 13 October 1943 Dear Harriet; Although the hour is late and Morpheous bids me come to the sack, I’m still going to get off a few lines to a certain Miss Harriet tonight. The officers are having a whooping big party at the time of this writing and the place of their celebrations … More October 13th 1943, Dear Harriet: “One of the Lieutenants in my sector just walked in and handed me a Tom Collins. That’s the kind of fellows I work with. Damn swell people I say. I feel a bit better now.”