Leslie Oscar Evans "Letters to Home"

Letters written to the folks back home were saved by Evans' mother,
and excerpts can be read here, along with viewable photos (click the links)
- all pics are from Oscar's personal scrapbook.

June 20 / June 23
June 24 / June 25
June 28 / June 30
July 2 / July 5
July 7 / July 11
July 21 / July 23
July 26 / Aug 3
Aug 7 / Aug 9
Aug 15 / Aug 20
Aug 22 / Aug 29
Sept 2 / Sept 5
Sept 6 / Sept 8
Sept 10 / Sept 15
Sept 18 / Sept 20
Sept 20 / Sept 27
Sept 29 / Oct 3
Oct 9 / Oct 11
Oct 14 / Oct 16
Oct 18 / Oct 26
Nov 4 / Nov 19

August 7, 1945
...Played a basketball [Oscar excelled at basketball while attending school at Roane County High] game last nite. Out of shape. See all the movies here. One every nite. Usually aren't so bad. Haven't been swimming any here but may try to go down this afternoon.
Kinda warm here in the day time but cool at night. Really glad to get away from those mosquito nets. We have our tent screened in and it isn't bad. Had several arguments in the building but you can guess who won out.
Well the mail seems to have stalled again. Guess I'll get another pile one of these days.
You folks are probably taking it easy now aren't you? All the crops laid by. Guess the melons are pretty good sized by now. I'd really like to tie into a big one & no kidding.
Hope Frank or Mac [Oscar's younger brothers] haven't been taken by Uncle Sam yet. Looks like they won't see action any how. How about this new bomb they have out. Must be rather powerful, Huh? They'll probably sink Japan in one big raid with those. Rough.
Just noticed in our paper the Bomber Baronet about Oak Ridge producing the atomic bombs...