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Tuesday
Jan 4

Dear members,

Your newsy letter and your thoughtful gift both reached me in time for Christmas. A million thanks--in fact, your box of sweets was the only one among my gifts.

A great deal has happened since you last heard from me. First, I was promoted to Lt (jg) last May. I left San Juan June 14 for the Pacific & I have been here ever since. However, I am expecting leave in Feb. or Mar. Will try to stop in. I'm sorry I can't tell you about my work, but it's interesting & I like it. I now have my own bomber, a crew of 8 and 2 co-pilots. I've named it "The Bad Penny." Though I've never run across classmates in my travels, I hear frequently from Ben Scuda, Jimmy Erlin & Ray Smith.

My best regards to the Bryant Service Club, Bryant's administrative staff and particularly to Mr. Naylor and Mr. Richards.

Hurriedly,
Babe

Lt (jg) J. E. D'Auteuil
Patrol Squadron 207
c/o Fleet P. O.
New York, N. Y.
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