Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19, 1944 - Letter from Cape Gloucester

Dear Mother & All,

I am writing you V-mail again today only because my time is limited & don't think I could get in a regular letter but will do so tomorrow.  I'm still fine & hope you are all the same.

Had three letters today, and was certainly glad to get them, two from you and a V-mail from W.D. Hope your Easter was a nice one & bet that was an awfully nice sunrise service & only wish that I could have been there.

Guess that's about all for now -
all my love,

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 2, 1944 - Cape Gloucester

Daddy arrives at Cape Gloucester, New Britain as part of the 41st Replacement Battalion on April 2, 1944.  He could not recall, when asked in the interview my sister conducted with him, his exact duties when he first arrived on the islands as part of the replacement battalion.