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.

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July 26 / Aug 3
Aug 7 / Aug 9
Aug 15 / Aug 20
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Oct 14 / Oct 16
Oct 18 / Oct 26
Nov 4 / Nov 19

Samar, Oct 9, 1945

Dear Folks

Well here I go again. Haven't received a letter for a few days now. Just wonder if you're still writing. I'll bet I'm writing more than I'm receiving right now. Well I have plenty of time. Not much flying now. I've flown one search mission up around Formosa this mo. & that's all. Last month I got 70 hrs & that isn't bad. All first pilot time & 20 hr of actual instruments, that's flying in clouds.
Say I'm going to start sending in a few snap shots & bills in the letters, just keep them & don't paste them in a album. I want to do that myself when I get there. I'll probably send a few souvenirs, don't give too many away.
I'm right happy this morning. Got a letter from Billy yesterday. In Japan & had that gold leaf. You can believe it or not but I'd rather see him make major than myself to make 1st. Well I won't, so don't worry. They've stop sending in promotions. I guess I was in line for it too. Tough sh-t.
Say when Billy gets there have him write & tell me the chances of bringing some equipment home with me, that is unauthorized stuff. I have a nice pair of field glasses here & I'd really like to get them home...