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

Sept 15, 1945

...I've been doing some more ferrying around over here. Not too much fun. We have only twelve guys who can fly first pilot & I'm one of them. They have about 25 crews & picked 12 of the hottest pilots (they said) to do the flying, too many accidents from some of the new pilots. I guess I'm the only new guy that is flying first pilot. I'm not too tickled over it tho - too much flying.
Guess you folks are thinking of buying a new car. I know I'm going to have one when they are available. You know what, I wish I had gotten over here sooner. The guys with 200 combat hours are going home. I'm going to have all of one ribbon, a lot of decoration. Huh? Well that's tough isn't it?
You asked if I got in on any bombing. Yes I did. Nothing to it tho. I also done a ferry job to Okinawa & a recon mission over Formosa. That was the 13 hr one. Right now I need some sleep. Got to bed last nite at about 12:30 & had gotten up at 2:30 that morning. Twenty two hrs is a long time to stay up if over half of it is in the air.
Well I'd better mail this. Got to get over to the orderly room

Love Oscar