Tag Archives: J. B. Moore

Back in San Francisco Again (Roscoe)

September 18, 1945 envelope

September 18, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

September 18, 1945, p. 1

September 18, 1945, p. 1

18 Sept. 45

Dear Mother,

Sent the telegram about noon and had to get all the dope on the draft squared away so may not have time to write all I want to.

There was a letter here from Mom and one from J.B. Moore – I knew about all that Mom wrote and J.B. didn’t say much either, only he seems to think Liberty will be closed down in pretty short order.

We went over Liberty yesterday just 2 hours and 10 min. after we left Chicago – I didn’t get to see much of the place because I was on the wrong side but by the river and all I knew just about where we were. The time from Kansas City to Olathe was so short that I thought we were landing at Fairfax. I think he started down just as we left K.C.

We made a stop in Texas, one in Arizona, and one in S. Calif. It was a nice trip but I didn’t sleep much. The seats were not comfortable enough for that even though the air wasn’t a bit rough.

There didn’t seem to be any orders – in fact

September 18, 1945, p. 2

September 18, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] no one has received any orders since I left and the commander I told you about still has no word. Anyway don’t send that blue suit of mine as yet. I’ll give you the word and in the meantime I’ll stay home. You see I now have more stuff here that I brought in the beginning so I don’t want too much to drag along.

Well, I’ll see if I can mail this and promise to get started earlier tomorrow –

Love
Daddy

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Plane Crash (Gladys)

September 4, 1945 envelope

September 4, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

September 4, 1945, p. 1

September 4, 1945, p. 1

Sept. 4 – 1945

Dear Daddy –

It’s nearly 10 o’clock and I have an ironing to do and cabbage to cut for kraut, but the mail just came with yours of 8-31 & 9-1 so I am going to write now and work later. Also had a letter from the Moores. I wrote them and sent the baby’s pants. B. said J.B. had a letter from you. She said 8 of the boys went out on points (and very happy). David seems normal this morning. He didn’t run any temp. yesterday, but this morning he called me at about 7:30 and wanted a glass of drink – I had been up with him at 4 too for same. It was so chilly this morning I thought he must have a temp. to be wanting a drink so early, but he doesn’t have and is playing around here very happily. It is too cool for him to go out – that is, there is no sunshine and it is damp & chilly so I am keeping him in. Last night John was going upstairs with him to put him to bed and somehow he fell down the stairs. John said he just sort of slid down on his “bottom end.” He was scared some and John had to carry him back up and then David refused to even walk from the bathroom to his bed. He told John “I might fall.” However he seems to have forgotten – has been back upstairs by himself this morning.

Statons took Mark with them to the fair last night. Jimmy wanted someone along with him. Mark saw a piper cub crash out there and was quite impressed. I don’t believe he will be so

September 4, 1945, p. 2

September 4, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] anxious to take plane rides now. It really quieted him down on the subject.

John got his course straightened out finally. He is taking speech this year instead of English, and Smith is his teacher. He takes Latin and has Kitsmiller. Smith told him if he takes speech it won’t be necessary to take English. He is much happier about school now. He mowed the back yard after school yesterday. I paid Mark $2.00 to clean up the yard the first time because it was such a job, but I am putting them back on a monthly basis and told then it was both their job now.

– – The sun has come out and it’s nearly noon. I stopped to get a few things done. I had promised an upside down cake for today so had to get it baked for lunch.

I am sending your mother one of David’s pictures today for her birthday the 6th. I hope you remembered to send her a card or letter.

– – had to stop again – the boys came in for lunch. John was rattling off something from speech class. He is really enjoying it. Mark had a piece of fabric from the plane that crashed last night. Someone had it at school and you know how he likes souvenirs. David is taking a nap. He would not go to sleep yesterday but today he dropped right off without any fuss. I was feeling somewhat guilty about his mosquito bites – however I try to kill them every night before I go to bed – but it seems everyone has some. Statons’ baby & Jimmy, Joy Funk had so many but so far she hasn’t had any reaction from them. I think they get them in the daytime while they are out playing as well as at night.

I suppose you have all the low-down on discharges, that is, what has come out in the papers & over the radio – Let’s hope they soon get to you.

I love you – Mother

[Editor’s Note: An article about the plane crash made the front page of the Brook Reporter on September 6, 1945.]

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Mobile Hospital (Roscoe)

August 26, 1945 envelope

August 26, 1945 envelope

Letter transcription:

August 26, 1945, p. 1

August 26, 1945, p. 1

Aug. 26, 1945
USNRH
San Fran. – 12

Dear Mother,

Just after noon day chow – veal cutlets, asparagus, watery mashed p., celery & a salad & ice cream. Now what to do for the rest of the day?

The show G.I. Joe is a stinker, I think, and the theater here also leans to that side. Last night was the first show I had a chance to see. The other times I planned something came up.

Tomorrow will be one full week and I’ve been outside the main gate once and that to Hunter’s point where I found the meat points. For all practical purposes this place could be on a south P. island. It was intended to be one of the mobile hospitals for overseas but it was stopped here and located in a place which in the future is to be a water storage place for San Francisco. In other words, it is a large valley. The main part of the hospital is down in the very bottom with

August 26, 1945, p. 2

August 26, 1945, p. 2

[page 2] the wards and living quarters on the hill sides. All the buildings are temporary, just bolted together – no windows, a flexi-glass with screens – Just like overseas but for the small gas heater in each room. It gets very cold at night even with the windows and doors closed. There is no mail delivery today and no mail pick up so far as I’ve been able to find out. So maybe this letter will be a little short. I should write the folks but at the moment I’m not in the mood, maybe later on yes. I still haven’t written to anyone other than J.B. Moore. I just wanted to find out how things were going.

Well, I hope but this time next week something will be a little more settled but I doubt it. Personally I think ??? I’ll stay right here until they finally decide what is to be done with old fuddy duddies like me and that could be a long time.

Anyway lots of love
Daddy

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