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Personal Letter


Katherine Trickey; WWII

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Tues. Morning

7.15 AM

Apr. 12 [1944]

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Camp Wheeler,

Dear Mother,

I guess my telephone call is not going to get through after all. I don’t seem to have much luck with them do I. I’m sorry. I had a class last night at 7. o’clock so couldn’t start trying until 9. Then the operator said it would be 5 or 6 hours before the call would go through. There was a big crowd at the telephone building. Everyone decided that after Easter would be a quiet time to telephone I guess. I went back to the barracks & I put in a call for this morning but it hasn’t come in and its most time to go to work. I hope you didn’t have too bad an evening sitting up for the call. I really didn’t think it would be so busy or I never would have got your hopes up like that. Anyway here is my belated Birthday Greetings, dear.

Yesterday was a big day for the WACs. There was an airplane recognition flight scheduled and the whole camp was assembled in a field about three miles from our barracks. A few of us had to work but the rest marched in formation with the boys way over to the field only to find that the flight had had to be called off because of the clouds. So they marched back the three miles and after dinner had to fall out again and march back to the field as the weather had cleared. I went in the afternoon and enjoyed it very much although it was quite a march and it was very sunny and hot. I only had 6 miles of marching while the others had 12. They were tired last night I’m telling you. We all have beautiful sunburned faces this morning. But it was swell just the same.

Must close now and go to work.

Love, dear.

P.S. got your letter inclosing(sic) Tex’s yesterday. Will return them.

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