Ray Dixon Military

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Ray Dixon Military - , u jit. . Here's a letter from 'Ray Dixon,...
, u jit. . Here's a letter from 'Ray Dixon, so.ii.-o.f-Mr. a,ud,.Mrs,t,.E.o.bei;l Dixon of Route On'el-'Cprhajn:' . ; . 'Ray's in'tire Nti-iT'and" the- let(ter. let(ter. came from Hawaii. It was dat- fed March. 3 and; it; .deserilies how a fleeti review, looks to a country- b'oy- from- Southern-- Illinois. Ray writes-:. i "Last weelc when- we- were on 'oiw maimwers, yoit' should have seen, the ships.-All of the Pacific fleet was there. The ocean was •lull, oi ships and-. th!e air, full* oi planes. It sure moke's si fellow feel safe • tc-' see- and. 'k'li&w- that' there. Is- something like th'is b'ehhid 1 himu )!:• *• ::• ''Thei'e- were six'- airCjVafti car- piers.- nine battleships, about. 15 cruisers;, rencl' 1' stress 50 destro.y- ievsi-. Thiere'- wwe- submarines div- livg and- coming' nf> > ail around us. Tltere• must- hare beem aj> thousand airplanes- of i all' kinds- and:' r gness if-Ja.pan-had seen-^wh'ait I:saw they w-ou'ld' have tied that little island of. tlieii's- to-a coiupte of: ships an-d off:" " Ray< may not b'e a. naval.' expert y.eti He--h-as--h!a<lioTi'ly- a<t'ew weeks of active service,. bti;t- his imp-yes-: sipi-es* of.'' the- Amei'ieani> navy- eon*: eon*: the" statements i of every na* vail officer' we , have n*et o.u wii&se we- hover-read 1 . 1 Th'ey- are-all on one • thing-, -areA' tli'at- is- tlia.t, -the" ;Ainericaw navy* 1 is-- the strongest; m the -world: right!- now;, b'i'g^mavgtiu and tbaHili-attest' ca»e--it; would !M®w the Japs anese fleet' out' of. the water: They 'tt argue • aboiiiti i!. : .-or, brag about or dis-cifss" itj They just' k>now-

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  1. The Daily Independent,
  2. 22 Mar 1941, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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