Mil Ray Dotterer news 6 Nov 1943

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Mil Ray Dotterer news 6 Nov 1943 - Letter'To Our Boys * * * No. 54 This is a...
Letter'To Our Boys * * * No. 54 This is a weekly letter published every Saturday. Clip it and send it to your soldier, sailor, marine, WAC, WA VE or others in the service. Contributions to this column should be mailed to "Col. O'Corn, The Express, Lock Haven, Pa." Saturday, Nov. 6, 1943 •Dear..... » What do the bomber's crews do when they are not bombing? , . , . , _ , Col. O'Corn had that question answered for him by Capt. Bob Krone, who is in North Africa. ,Excerpts from Bob s letters to his sister, Mrs. Dave Long, whose husband has just been commissioned a lieutenant, show something of the lite of our fliers in the service. Here is what Bob has to say: "Maybe you'd like to hear a little about our trip to Cairo. Stopped for gas at Bengasi. Reached Alexandria in the latter part of the afternoon. • "Alex is a marvelous town, nearest thing to the states that I've seen since I left them. The Red Cross is wonderful wonderful ; we merely telephoned and they sent transportation. We stayed at the Red Cross Officers Club and had hot shuweis a chicken dinner with 'hamburgs' on the side, and then set out for a look at the town. , I "First we visited the 'Metropolitan Isight Club lo ; listen to an orchestra play American jazz and watch Egyp-1 tians, Greeks, English, etc. jitterbuggmg for dear life cei-. confers trip for --we leir. mere, looked in on a Red Cross function at the , Hyde Park Gardens, an outdoor dancing, place, and then lett, -.there and went to the Ambassador Club where we watched a fair floor show. Thence home to bed. , , . , , "Monday morning we took off for the short j aunt to, Cairo On the wav, I buzzed.the Nile and flew between the, Pyramids From the airport we caught a bus and went into j tnwn Cnl Sherwood took us to a reputable jeweler. It St interesryou to know that I bought a few Christmas-| Dresents! (This letter was written in September). ; P "We also visited the bizarre, the great native market; nlace for silver, gold, amber, precious and semi-precious, stones, perfume and other Oriental wares. Fascinating is , far too inadequate a word for the place. i ™ "Tuesday morning we bought a couple cases of cand , bars and 60 pounds of salted peanuts and loaded up. the .m-, ulane from nose to tail and were home by dusk. It was a tftripTut ewn if we had found nothing but the ice cream | we had twice at the Red Cross, it would have been worth i1. "Since we have been eating C rations we have all taken to improvisation of means whereby we can vary our diets a bit ^instance, in our tent we have a little compressed air and gas stove. Though bread is scarce, we usually have it, once a clay and it is then that we try to bring an extra slice , or two from mess, where we also get a little quartermaster' .butter and a few cans of condensed milk. .' ' "Last night we had a stroke of real luck: BiH Locke go bis dukes on a can of American cheese and also had a coupU. of dozens of fresh eggs, procured from the Arabs bj cash day—15 eggs for an .old undershirt." Decorated-Pvt. Tony Bonady, Mill Hall wounded at Salerno; wins Purple Heart . . . Pfc. Ray R. Dotterer, Mill Hall R. D., gets good conduct medal at Palm Springs, Cal. Cpl. Bob Button (previously recipient of Purple Heart) given good conduct medal somewhere in North African * ^ Promoted—Paul Robb, former LH cop, to corporal technician technician at Camp Barkeley, Tex. Married—Pvt. Jim Piney, Pine, stationed at Camp Fan- Bin, Texas, to Geraldine Kline, Avis, at Tyler Texas Oct. 30 Seaman John F. Shadle to Elsie Rasch here Oct. 28.... Sekman John A. Coloccino, Avis, to Betty Jenney here Nov. 1 . Lt. Martin Donegal', Grantwood, N. J., to Marjone Watson Oct. 23; they are residing at Ocala Fla. Born It's a boy for Lt. and Mrs. Ed Saiers. (Oct. LJ). Ed is a medium bomber navigator in Italy and former T. C. wrestler. , , _ _ HI Pvt. Bob Shroat; why not drop him a card at Co. B. 125th Armed Eng. Bn., APO 446, Camp Chaffee, Ark., Station Station Hospital? militarists they war, their with the puppet Greater of only Burma—appear to The the possible bloc be cuts and the militarism. militarists gain

Clipped from The Express06 Nov 1943, SatPage 6

The Express (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania)06 Nov 1943, SatPage 6
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