March 8, 1918

| June 29, 2011

Post Field, Fort Sill, Okla. 8, 1918 Friday March 8 Dear Maw and Paw: All of your letters came in a bunch this morning. The post office here just found out where we were located. Two of them came direct here, the others were forwarded from College Park. It is now 4:30 P. M. and […]

March 6, 1918

| June 27, 2011

March 6, 1918 Wednesday 7 P.M. Dear Folks: Just a line to let you know that all is well. We are awful busy and I won’t have time to write much till Sunday. We are working with artillery from sunrise until dark, with only about 20 min. for lunch. We are doing things here. It’s […]

March 5, 1918

| June 24, 2011

Aerial Observer’s School, Post Field, Fort Sill, Okla. March 5, 1918. Dear Maw and Paw: Well here I am at Fort Sill. We had our first work today out with the artillery. We handle the radio station at the batteries, receiving the range corrections from the airplanes and bringing them to the battery. Say, Paw, […]

March 3, 1918

| June 22, 2011

Sunday 8 A.M. March 3, 1918. Am in diner and have finished and am waiting for the others to finish. We are now going thru Oklahoma and will arrive at Fort Sill this afternoon. Have certainly enjoyed this trip. We have seen many places and things I have wanted to see for a long time. […]

March 2, 1918

| June 20, 2011

Missouri Athletic Association St. Louis, March 2, 1918 Saturday 11:45 A.M. Dear Folks: We got off our train at 9 A.M. this morning. We were immediately taken in charge by some Missouri Athletic Club men, put in machines, and given the ride of our young lives all over St. Louis. We saw everything. It was […]

March 1, 1918

| June 17, 2011

Pittsburg, Y.M.C.A. March 1, 1918 Friday, 4:30 P.M. We have been all over the city and are now resting up at the Y.M.C.A. before going down to the depot. This is certainly a wonderful place. We went thru the Carnegie Library here that cost seven million. Some place. Also went out to Carnegie Institute of […]

March 1, 1918

| June 15, 2011

Pittsburg, March 1, 1918 Friday 10:30 A.M. Arrived here 9 A.M. Have until 4:30 this afternoon to roam around in. Just finished breakfast and now we are going out to see the dirtiest city in the U.S. Had a fine sleep on the Pullman last night. We will arrive in St. Louis tomorrow 8 A.M. […]

February 28

| June 13, 2011

Western Union Telegram WASHGINTON DC FEBRUARY 28 W. J. NICHOLSON WELLS FARGO BLDG SUPREME COURT SAN FRANCISCO CALIF. THURSDAY NINE PM LEAVING FOR AERIAL OBSERVERS SCHOOL POST FIELD PORT SILL OKLAHOMA. COMMISSIONS FOLLOW IN TWO DAYS. WILL RECEIVE FURTHER INSTRUCTION FOR FOUR WEEKS. WILL THEN BE ASSIGNED TO DUTY AT A FLYING SCHOOL. YOU HAD […]

February 24, 1918

| June 10, 2011

College Park, Md. February 24, 1918. Sunday 7:30 P.M. Dear Maw and Paw: Well, here is the letter you folks have been looking for for a long time. I know now where I am going, what I am going to do and when, for the rest of the war. I was greatly disappointed but I […]

February 22, 1918

| June 8, 2011

College Park, Md. February 22, 1918. Dear Maw and Paw: Friday, a holiday, 1:30 P.M. Heavy snow storm raging outside, temperature 20 deg. and rapidly falling, strong S.E. wind, fine day to stay inside. Last night we left the weather cold and clear. This morning when we went outside at 5:45 to stand reveille the […]