UNITED STATES NAVY
1918 N. Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
16 June 1944
Greetings from Washington where I am undergoing some specialized training for work attached to the Pacific fleet. There are ten Harvard men in this unit and we will operate from some major base although connected with the fleet. We have had a "refresher" course for these first two weeks, and now break up and go to work thorugh the different Comm. departments. One must have a knowledge of all phases of communications for this duty; therefore, we will be here for at least three months before shipping out.
Before coming to Washington, I spent two and a half weeks at Headquarters in Boston so believe this brings my activities up to date. Incidentally my promotion to Lt.(jg) came through on the first of May.
Hope to have some leave before shipping out this fall, and if possible will call at the office. Remember me to all.
J. Bertram Howarth