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Letter from John H. Person, 353rd Bomber Squadron, Army Air Force, to his mother, Ethel Person, in Oshkosh, WI. Lt. J.H. Person 0-724067 353 Bomb Squadron A.P.O. 520 %Postmaster New York, N.Y. March 8, 1943 Dear Mother & All, Just a few lines to let you know I am O.K. I received your Xmas presents. The one I liked the best, strange as it may seem was the jackknife. You can't imagine how handy a knife is. It can be used for anything from opening cans of beans and beef stew to cutting the rope on our emergency life raft. The latter fortunately I haven't had to do, thank heavens and I hope I never do have to. Yes, I have been getting the Oshkosh Northwestern. I wrote Kathryn and Mickey a letter some time ago and addressed it to 3340 Victory Ave. I don't remember however; if that was the right address or not, but imagine they will get it O.K. I suppose by now that my young hopeful has been born. I haven't received any word from Jane though as yet. I'm still sweating it out. My hopes are very high for getting home before many more months go by. I have been married almost a year now, but haven't seen very much of my wife during that time. Oh, well she'll probably have plenty of time to get mad at me in the future. So far I haven't even had a chance to bawl her out yet. Must close now. Love, John
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