World War ll;Correspondence;Work;Camaraderie of War Wives;Censor's Marks;Letting Hair Down;Readjustment;Weather;Aviation;Mail as a morale builder
Hi My True Love –
I hope I won’t startle you too much, but I’m writing to tell you that I leave Washington the 18th to report for duty Nov. 1 at the Cold Weather Testing Detachment, Ladd Field, Fairbanks, Alaska. I know it will probably seem that this time I’m chasing you a little too far, but I hope you won’t be too disgruntled.
It was just about a week ago that I heard of the chance—and after that I had to overcome all sorts of obstacles—such as being only twenty, not being a stenographer, but they told me yestryday [sic] that I was one of the twelve to go...
Recommended CitationAiken, Patricia O'Brien, "Letter Written by Patricia O'Brien Aiken to Lieutenant Albert Shelton Aiken dated October 7, 1942" (1942). Aiken, Patricia O'Brien (Letter Writer). Paper 11.