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September 16, 2014
September 16, 1943India Command
Odd writing paper that mom sent. The impression of the canned goods is still on the pad, too. The enclosed custom's slip is for a parcel that I received on Aug 8th, out on the desert. I thought that I had lost the slip but just found it again and want you to give it to mom or Ann. Thanks Millie.
I received your letter of June 9 written in Dolly's place. Amongst our collection of recordings we've got the new swing version of that old song "Sweet Annabelle Lee." Everytime we play it I cannot help but think of the grand old times we used to have on Gerrard Street, away back when. Dolly tried to teach me dancing until that song fell to pieces in the roller piano. Give her my fond regards. I could write volumes about the crazy things we used to do.
I'm having a hell of a time trying to write this letter. There are about a dozen pilots sitting around in my bungalow hangar flying. They are suggesting what they would do if they were in charge of the station. They can certainly think up some rosy ideas but then who'd do the flying for us?