November 23, 1942
Corpus Christi, Texas

Dear Folks,

     I have delayed writing to you in hopes that I might find out something definite regarding graduation, but matters are still hazy so I better let you know how things are coming. In the first place I am no longer at Kingsville as you can see by the letter heading. I completed my flying in Squadron 15 last Thursday, checked out, and moved back here to the main station at Corpus Christi. Due to the fact that my orders haven't arrived I am on the list of cadets awaiting graduation. Some fellows have been here two weeks for the same thing so I don't know when I will get my wings. On the other hand several of the boys who left Kingsville with me are due to graduate Wednesday. Most of them have orders reading Miami then Norfolk for Convoy duty. Others read San Diego and Corpus Christi. I'm very anxious to find out where I will go but I have made up my mind to accept whatever I get and do the best I can. I'll let you know as soon as possible what and where I'm going.

     In the meantime I'm thoroughly occupied with the purchase of clothes, shoes, shirts, etc. I won't need any money from home then because of the $150 allowance. When everything is completed I will have more wearing apparel than I ever dreamed of before- all necessary items however - more than $300 worth. Sure wish you could see all the wonderful uniforms- blues, greens, khakis, etc. I think I know now where all that officers pay goes.

     Well, thats about all for now. I'll keep you informed as to developments. In the meantime I haven't heard from you in about two weeks so write soon.

     My address is on the envelope.

Lots of Love,
Gerald.

P.S. I haven't flown any for about 5 days and already I miss the roar of airplane motors. Flying sure gets in a persons blood.