November 5, 1929
We were all indeed very sorry to hear about your accident. I know that it is going to inconvenience you quite a lot, and while it may be painful at times, it will not be very long until the broken one is just as good as the other. I feel sure that you have had, and will have every care. Plaster casts are a nuisance, aren't they?
We were talking the other night about your mishap, and I decided that every day or so I would write you a little letter giving you some of the experience that I had when I was in the Flying Corps. I will make no pretense of putting any frills on it, but just simply tell you little interesting things that happened. Possibly tomorrow I will have a chance to get started on it. I want to make it interesting enough for you so that you will have something to look forward to from day to day-not that I will have written anything of very great interest, but I know how interested you are in flying. Being a night bomber I did not have the opportunity to participate in any aerial combats-possibly if I had I wouldn't be here today to tell it, but in any even we did the job that we assigned to do, and did it as well as we could.
I hope that your mother and father are very well, and that Sarah Adeline and Jean Marie are trying to make up to you for the inconvenience that you will have to put up with for the next few weeks.