S/Sgt. R. Wallis 353rd Bomb Squadron 301st Bomb Group 14 November, 1943 Dear Harriet, I hadn’t intended to write until I heard from you again, but something extra special happened just now that made me change my mind. Here I’ve been raving about that picture you promised me and all the time it was on … More 14 November, 1943. Dear Harriet: “I don’t mean to bust in here like this, but I just wanted to say that your picture was lovely. I recount that word is hardly fittin’ for a man of my caliper, but just the same that’s what I mean gal”
Harriet Venzlaff 4044th Shreve Ave St. Louis, MO U.S.A. Nov. 12th, 1943 Dear Roy, I have before me here three V-mails and one airmail letter which I’ve received in the last week. You’ve certainly more than kept up your end of this correspondence the last month or so, and I do appreciate it, believe me. … More 12 November, 1943. Dear Roy: “I’m a fatalist myself. I honestly and truly believe what is to be will be”
Harriet Venzlaff 4044 Shreve Ave St. Louis, MO U.S.A. Nov. 7th, 1943 Dear Roy. I haven’t written for a couple of weeks – thats the greatest space of time that has ever elapsed, isn’t it – and here it is Sunday night, and I thought it would be a good time to get back on … More 7 November, 1943. Dear Roy: “From here on out we had better keep our correspondence on more of a “just good friends” basis, after all I guess that’s the sensible thing to do.”
S/Sgt. R. Wallis 353rd Bomb Squadron 301st Bomb Group Dear Harriet: After counting the days between your last letter and the present one, 22 October, I find that a week had elapsed before you wrote again. Gosh, that’s a pretty long time isn’t it? The way things stand now, I figure a ratio of two … More 4 November 1943, Dear Harriet: “We’ll honey child. I’m going to call it quits for tonight. Watch out for those wolves at the U.S.O.”
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.”