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Tuesday, July 13, 1943

UNITED STATES NAVY

Dear Bryant:

Just a short note of acknowledgement and thanks for the cigarettes received recently. My only excuse for not having expressed my thanks before is that I just haven’t had time.

At present I am doing some instruction work at the Fighter Pilot Squadron in Pensacola. They call us the A.E.A. – Americans Exiled in Alabama, the only consolation being that we are flying – and a great deal too.

Shortly I expect- to be out in the fleet with some of my classmates + now heroes, namely Al Stanwood + Ben Scuda. They’re really doing a grand job!!!

So, until next time I’ll shove off for a while. Many thanks again.

Sincerely yours,

Ken Wheeler

Class of ‘40

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