April 12, 1918

| July 29, 2011

Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. April 12, 1918. Friday 9:30 A.M. Dear Paw: Just a line between lectures to give you a little “dope” and encouragement in your “work.” You may be pleased to know that we three men who were ordered to report to Post Field for duty are awaiting orders to go some […]

April 10, 1918

| July 27, 2011

Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. April 10, 1918. Wednesday 1 P.M. Dear Maw: The postal cards and letter came thru O.K. Glad you had a good trip down the Valley in the machine. It must be nice riding this time of the year. I remember last spring well, how we rode around so much. Also […]

April 7, 1918

| July 25, 2011

Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. April 7, 1918, Sunday. Dear Maw: Your letter came this morning in which you said you were going to remain in Visalia while Paw went on to Los Angeles, so I will send the next few letters there. We are settled now into our new work. We haven’t moved into […]

April 4, 1918

| July 22, 2011

Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. April 4, 1918. Thursday, 6 P.M. Dear Maw and Paw: Well, I am doing my “part” now towards licking the Kaiser. It is not a very exciting part but I feel better now that I have stopped going to school. I am what they call a “Junior Instructor” of the […]

March 26, 1918

| July 20, 2011

Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. March 26, 1918. Dear Folks: Well, this morning I had my third ride in the air, and I think my last. This time each of us had seven shots on the puff target range, remaining up until the seven shots were completed. It was very windy and the planes on […]

March 23, 1918

| July 18, 2011

March 23, 1918 Note. The ship that I was up in in my first flight crashed to the ground this noon and was completely wrecked. It only fell 150 feet. The pilot escaped O.K. but the observer suffered a broken hip and arm. This is what makes the flying game fascinating, just missing things like […]

March 22, 1918

| July 15, 2011

Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. March 22, 1918. Dear Folks: Well, I have just finished my second trip into the air. This time I went up in a machine gun ship to a height of 6500 feet. I felt much more “at home” during this flight, which lasted 45 minutes. I told the pilot it […]

March 21, 1918

| July 13, 2011

Post Field. Ft. Sill, Okla. March 21, 1918. Thursday, 1 P.M. Dear Folks: I have looked forward to this day for a long long time. This morning I had my first airplane ride, and it isn’t going to be my last by any means. It is simply great! and can’t be beat by anything “on […]

March 21, 1918

| July 11, 2011

Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. March 21, 1918. Thursday 8 P.M. Dear Folks: Just received your letter, also one from Aunt Karrie. We have just been given some dope from headquarters which clears up our commission mystery, so I’ll pass it on to you. When we left College Park we had all been recommended for […]

March 20, 1918

| July 8, 2011

Post Field, March 20, 1918 Wednesday 8 P.M. Dear Maw and Paw: Your letters, candy and my BVDs came O.K. Thanks! Also received a letter from Aunt Karrie and one from Grandmaw. A few days ago one came from Aunt Emma, too. I haven’t been able to answer any of them yet, but I guess […]