Lieut. R.S. Yegerlehner USNR
USN Base Hosp. #4
F.P.O. San Francisco Calif.
Feb. 11, 1944
Last night I really did myself. Wrote two extra letters, one to Joe R. and one to Geo. Wingfield. It was a tough fight but I made it without too much over extending my strength. By strength I really mean mental strength. I’m sure when they read those letters they will also agree that my mental strength wasn’t too much. I felt I just had to write Geo. and thank him for the Christmas present and
[page 2] Joe had a letter coming so he got a note.
There are plenty of rumors about mail but so far I haven’t seen anything that would indicate that the rumor is correct. We always gripe even if mail is a little slow but it’s getting to the place now where it is really serious. Especially air mail – I hope your mail is getting thru better than mine is. This last paragraph was a repeat last week if I remember correctly.
One of my friends here got a roll of films and borrowed a camera and he and I are going to dress up and snap each other. If they are good I’ll send them home
[page 3] providing we can pass them by the censor. I don’t mean we’ll try to put anything across but will try to get the background so that it will pass. I had one good one not so long ago. I mean one of the Drs. took one and I was going to get one but the developing co. lost the film and the Dr. is gone now so – and it was a good picture. Lentz has taken some but they are in color and he is sending them back to the States to be developed and you know how long that will take.
Well, if mail comes I’ll add a P.S.
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“It was a tough fight but I made it without too much over extending my strength. By strength I really mean mental strength.” 🙂
“but the developing co. lost the film” arghhhhhh!
“Lentz has taken some but they are in color and he is sending them back to the States to be developed” One of the painful thing about these letters is that we learn about things lost. 😦