Letter from Jim to Gray



Letter from Jim to Gray


Writes that is not possible to meet and cannot get leave. mentions tetanus shots and clothes coupons. Writes that he has a new pilot as his own was killed recently. Complains of too much training flying. but has done three operations recently to Frankfurt, Berlin and Essen.



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Three photocopied sheets, two page handwritten letter and printed transcript


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[Royal Air Force crest]
March 29. 1944
Dear Gray:
Thanks for your letter I’m sorry we can’t manage & meet but that may happen later. I haven’t been able to get any leave lately either.
A little thing like a tetanus shot shouldn’t worry you. I have had 6 in the air force – two of them by mistake last year when the documents were lost I am getting lots of other ways now to pass an evening besides dancing. Can you get coupons for clothes? If not I’ll see what I can do. Probably not much but I can try anyway.
I have a new pilot now as Pete got it at Stuttgart two weeks ago [deleted] on [/deleted] as they say
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here he was “posted by night” I am sorry to lose him. My new one is a squadron leader and a very good pilot and although too keen I guess we will make out all right. To my way of thinking we are doing too much flying. I have flown twenty two times in the last three weeks most of them for practice This is just like a training station with P.T. at 9 in the mornings and so on. I have done three ops in the last week (Frankfurt, Berlin and Essen) No trouble on any of them worth mentioning. I must close now
Lots of luck


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