10 March 45
This is the first letter to be written on my new desk, made by our new ball gunner + myself. We put legs on a bomb fuse box made the top removable + covered the top with celluloid - underneath the celluloid I have about twenty of my snapshots; practically all of Wilma!
Didn't get any mail tonight darnit, but when I wrote you this morning I promised to write tonight since I missed writing yesterday, you won't be a letter short.
Our new ball gunner used to be a ground man, worked in armament but he recently volunteered for combat. He's not told the home folks about it yet. Hails from Boston, Mass + a helluva fine guy. He's a bit shorter than I; moved in our tent about two weeks ago. Geo Ahreus the one from Brooklyn, isn't in our abode any more. he moved in with his regular crew. Yes, he's married + has a cute little daughter about two years old. I hated to see him move cause he was a most likeable [sic.] chap.
Answered Bobs letter after yours this morning. You know while we were M.I.A., he