S.Sgt. Wade Kehr, Letter to "Mother + Dad", 28 March 1944

Title

S.Sgt. Wade Kehr, Letter to "Mother + Dad", 28 March 1944

Subject

Correspondence (personal)

Description

A six-page handwritten letter from S.Sgt. Wade Kehr to "Mother + Dad." The letter was written in several separate sitings, most likely written at the American camp at Nadzab, New Guinea.

S.Sgt. Kehr opens by discussing the oppressive heat and the constant down time that dominate their schedule. He repeatedly refers to the ease of life between missions.

S.Sgt. Kehr writes extensively about issues on the homefront. He discusses his mother starting to work again and hopes it keeps her from worrying so much. S.Sgt. Kehr also says that he is sending "something" to his parents and encourages them to buy something for themselves. He discusses many hometown friends who are having children, joining the service, etc.

S.Sgt. Kehr describes the joy of receiving a package from his parents, only to discover that the candy and fudge inside it was spoiled. However, he positively recounts his evening snack of tomato and celery soup, coco (made with Hershey chocolate bars), and fire-toasted bread. The snack is consistently accompanied by a "bull" session, usually about women.

S.Sgt. Kehr notes that he just finished his 28th mission and 165th flight hour. In closing, he assures his mother that he reads the bible every night.

Creator

S.Sgt. Wade Kehr

Source

Wade Kehr Collection

Date

28 March 1944

Contributor

Wade Kehr

Format

pdf

Type

Image

Original Format

Paper

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