Sgt. Douglas Flack, Letter to "Mom", 12 October 1944

Title

Sgt. Douglas Flack, Letter to "Mom", 12 October 1944

Subject

Correspondence (personal)

Description

A three-page handwritten letter from Sgt. Douglas Flack to "Mom," most likely written in Owi Island, NEI.

Sgt. Flack writes that he just received a letter from "Dad" in which he wrote that "Mom" had an operation. Sgt. Flack wishes "Mom" well.

With men leaving on the rotation plan, Sgt. Flack states that the lack of men creates more work for the remaining soldiers to complete.

Sgt. Flack mentions that he received his first issue of Reader's Digest and requests Vaseline hair oil or "the regular brilliantine like Dad used to use."

Picking up the letter the following day, Sgt. Flack writes that he is working at night and has to sleep during the day. He usually gets a few hours sleep before it gets too hot, and he spends "all afternoon swimming to keep cool."

Sgt. Flack discusses his wages, stating that he's gotten paid "every two months," and he recently received approximately 260 gilders.

Creator

Sgt. Douglas Flack

Source

Douglas Flack Collection

Date

12 October 1944

Contributor

Douglas Flack

Format

pdf

Type

Image

Original Format

Paper

Geolocation

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