Jan 8, 1943
Lt. (jg) Yegerlehner
U.S. Naval Advanced Base
c/o Fleet P.O.
San Francicso Calif.
According to date it is now just five month since we left Moffitt Field. In some ways it fu seems a long time and in other ways it seems only a short time. Anyway we are here.
Mail was a little better today got your letter of Dec. 13 in which you told of the boys being sick. Of course by now it is too late but I still worry about them. Don’t be to fussy about them. Watch their temperatures and if they go to high then do something. As long as temperature is only around 100° don’t worry. Give them Sulfadiozine as per instruction of
[page 2] Dr. Cole but not too long at any one time give with plenty of fluids. If they get too sick take them to the hospital for a time, but don’t stew and get yourself down.
Glad people like the necklace [necklace]. I think I have an idea for another only I’ll have to get some more shells. Maybe we’ll be able to get there and get some other varities [varieties] and kinds. I have several kinds now but not enough to send home.
We had one of those real real rains last nights – everything is soaked and muddy but things are a little better now than before because there is some crushed limestone around and as long as one is able to stay on that it doesn’t bother but one miss step and you are in the yellow. After the rain today the sun came out and was it hot. It has been hot and steamy all day long.
Glad to hear the boys are still listening
[page 3] to the shadow. Keeping the old family tradition going. Our radio news are about nil and I haven’t heard of anyone getting the radio programs. We were told not to bring radios along and we can’t send for them – oh we could but when would they get here. Some few did smuggle radios – small ones and Australia is all that can be gotten and we are not in a position to listen when the programs are going on.
Don’t know if we will have a show tonite or not but I’m afraid the hillside will be too sick and wet, but if they show one we’ll probably go rain or moon shine. It’s not moon light now so that is one privilege we don’t enjoy even though we do have movies.
It is now about 1700 and almost chow time so will finish later. Later after the
[page 4] show. The title “Fugitive From Justice.” It was OK but very short.
There was no mail this P.M. that 2 Newton Co. Enterprizes and one CC News came. The Newton Co. Enterprise had been opened and censored, but nothing was blanked out but it was only a 2 page paper when before it was 4. Everyone’s mail is late so try V-mail again as I’ve repeated in my previous letters.
I’m still far behind in my letter writing but if I keep on writing and no mail coming in I’ll catch up.
Well, don’t worry too much about the boys and keep yourself in good health –
Lots of Love
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“Glad to hear the boys are still listening to the shadow. Keeping the old family tradition going.” I vaguely remember The Shadow on the radio. No TV in the house until 1952.
“After the rain today the sun came out and was it hot. It has been hot and steamy all day long.” All that mud and no air-conditioning. 😦
There are some words left out of this line: “There was no mail this P.M. that 2 Newton Co. Enterprizes and one CC News came.”