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1 March1943
exact date of 01 of March 1943
day of the month 01 March 1943
calendar day - 03 of March year - 1943
month of Marchdecade of the 1940s.
1900s century


To: Mrs H.K. Beyer
124, 2nd Avenue, West Reading, Pennsylvania.


From: Private H.K. Beyer Sqdn #1128 T.S.S 602, B.T.C. #9 FLT #602
Miami Beach, Florida.


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Darling

I had another very tough day today so pardon the poor penmanship From hours of calisthenics and drilling this morning with minutes rest After mess we were in a parade before the Colonel and a guest General from about to All this was done in a very hot sun and on a dusty field I like it though After I get back Ill be so tough Ill be able to eat nails My waist is now about inches and my chest is expanding very rapidly I guess I must look almost like a Negro with my tanned face

Last night darling we had another open post I was with five







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fellows We hurriedly grabbed a taxi and went to a show Luckily we hit the feature practically on the nose about we had to be back by PM Theyve washed men out at BTC for coming back to post min late We saw Jack Benny in "The meanest man in the world" and we just about squeezed it in Darling I told some of the boys that you wanted to know what I do at nights

They practically roared moaned and groaned We do our wash clean up with scrubbing brush and mops and bags our shoes and brass shinned And darling thats a job That takes up all the time that were not wasting our waiting in line Please dont worry about me dearest I promised to remain myself a married man no matter what Besides when were off post I have






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the blues so bad that youre not with me I hardly feel like going out Tell your pop the first weeks seemed like just about month to me

Darling we have to look our best or get demerits That means we have to have our clothing altered ourselves Everything fits me real well except my shirts They are too baggy around the waist and sleeves and also the sleeves are too long I have to lay out for every alteration I also have to pay my laundry I had to buy another uniform it cost me Im telling you dearest its pretty expensive to be a Aviation Cadet Candidate They want you to do this because you are supposed to be a future officer The drafters dont






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Darling I have my check book with me because I must endorse the checks that I get from Mr Lawarence and deposit them with the rest of the money I havent gotten them yet From the looks of what I told you a few lines back I believe Ill have to break a rule we made before I left Ill have to write a small cheque What you do darling dont send me any money and promise not to make any debt will you Heres my advise on the future dearest I found out from pretty reliable sources and observations that Ill only be here for weeks from today

Ill probably go to some University in the South Please darling dont plan to come to Miami because of the short time and the conditions in general Try to get yourself a little job that you can make a few dollars and






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PS Dont go out with that crazy Jean too much and be good Because darling in about to months you are going to be an Officers wife An Officer in the Airforce is very highly regarded Get ready to join me in about or weeks Isnt that a swell thought dear It makes chills go down my spine

You asked me what color spring coat to get Heres my advise on that dear Bring as few clothes as possible in Reading save your money and get your summer clothes cleaned and prepare for travel It will start in about or weeks dear and may last quiet a while Heres what I go though preflight at the University primary flight training probably in Texas or Alabama or maybe even LA often that advanced flying somewhere else More of the fellows that are marring and I know about now





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going to get wives down here because it really is ridiculous to do and I also heard Officers dont like to see it So Darling do what I said and get on the ball for or weeks As for all Sargent brother in law they are probably "Jeeps" They love it pretty easy Our basis training is though and endurance matters a lot It you pass out times in formation youre washed out get what I mean You got to be strong

Oh yes darling send youre income tax return and my slips from Hershey SE and Tansdale I must fill out a return but not pay Send this airmail as soon as possible

Well darling I am anxiously looking forward to the future when well be together again I miss you terribily Its now I must hurry lights out at you know

PS Please write every day

All my love and Kisses
Herbie





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