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

Luzon, July 21, 1945, Sat
...Hope you folks haven't been worrying about me. I've been covering a lot of territory and just a little lazy.
Well the ferry deal is over with & we are stationed just out of CENSORED. Went in twice yesterday. Tried to call Billy [Oscar's older brother] but couldn't get the call through. Impossible I guess. Well he should look me up. I'm sure he knows where I am. Looks like it would be hard for me to get up there to see him. Well here's hoping.
We've had a very nice time, stopped at about seven dif. places. Took us exactly 12 days to make two trips. Flew through quite a bit of weather. Have more thunder storms around here.
Well I guess we are assigned to an outfit now. The 13th Bomber Command of the 13th A.F. Guess we will be leaving here pretty soon [Oscar probably expects to keep moving North eventually flying missions over Japan].
Rainy here as ever & the mud is knee deep almost. The Filipinos are around almost all the time trying to sell us bananas, pineapples & coconuts. Very cheap & not bad at times. Guess I'll get fat.
Have a big pineapple here that would make a good sized up side down cake.
Well I guess the crops are all finished & nothing to do but fish & lay around [Oscar is probably being facetious here, because he knows they work hard on the farm. Oscar expects his letters are read in front of the family and he would love to get a rise out of them].
Boy I can't think of a thing to write about. I'll sign off. Take it easy.

Love Oscar