Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).

<- PREVIOUS LETTER October 20, 1945
Irumagawa, Honshu, Japan

      Oct. 20, 1945

Irumagawa, Honshu, Japan.

Hello Ma:

      [Still waiting for a boat.]

      One of the boys made a trip back to my old squadron to get our back mail. So, I received two Life magazines and your letters of Sept. 26th & 30th and Oct. 7th. Enclosed are the gift cards filled out. Incidentally, Beatrice [spelled Beatriz in previous letters - Ed.] and Betty is the same girl. Betty was her nickname. I would like you to mail the envelope to Mr. Yap announcing the Newsweek subscription. I don't know what kind of a mail system that they have from Japan to the Philippine Islands, if any at all. I notice on the receipt from Hochschild Kohn & Co. that they only have written "Pampanga, P.I." for the address. I certainly hope that they put more than that on the magazine envelopes. It will never get there if the complete address isn't written. Pampanga is the name of a province and is equivalent to a state in America.

      I read all of the clippings and Yvonne's school paper. Thanks for the stamps.

      All for now -



The Kindle book includes the letters; all 23 issues of the unit’s wartime newsletter “The Squadron Pulse,” which was originally edited by Leonard Stringfield; all 12 issues of the “Pennant Parade” newsletter that Stringfield published while sailing home after the war; complete text of the U.S. government booklet “Pocket Guide to Australia,” which soldiers heading Down Under were given to read; more than 200 photos; pre-war and postwar family history; and over 700 explanatory endnotes.


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