July 13, 1942
Dear Pop & Mom,
Just received your package & thanks a million. In answer to your letter. I wont be flying, or studying either for a while. I wont be flying at all. as it looks now.
Ill probably be a ground officer. Lois will be coming down here to live in 2 or 3 mo. She is working at Rikes in Dayton. We are going to stick all our money in a sock so she can come down as soon as she can. after she gets here the $62 goverment and the Bell Co. checks will keep her till Im commissioned & then Ill get around $250 a mo. Im going to try to stay here on training personnel.
They need a lot of men on that anyhow. I like it fine and am having basic military drill & other work. Ill probably teach it for a month or so starting in about 3 or 4 weeks, then go to Officers Candidate
School in either Miama, St. Petersburg or Fort Benning.
How is everyone? tell them all hello. & tell Carl if he gets in the air corps to do a few things & he’ll get ahead
- Keep his mouth shut
- Keep his ass out of head quarters
- Do what they tell him
You have to do them all to.
Well Love to all and write