January 29, 1944

January 29, 1944

Dearest Darling Lover:-

Willis in dress uniform visiting friends in Long Beach. 1944.

I was pretty lonesome yesterday in spite of the fact that a lot happened, the reason being that your letter failed to arrive.

I am leaving this outfit today and being transferred to the 603rd group, temporarily awaiting further orders from Washington D.C. From the looks of things, I’m going to be sent to the San Francisco Port of Embarkation. In a way, I hate to leave this outfit because I was just getting things pretty well organized. I’ll probably be assigned to a new outfit at the Pork of Embarkation.

Darling I do love you more all the time and may God richly bless you.

I must close for now because I have to be ready by noon to leave here.

Yours now and forever in our Savior’s love,



Col 3:3

P.S. Darling, write to this address until you hear otherwise from me, that is, I mean continue to write to my same address.

January 29, 1944

Dearest Darling:-

Today has been one grand rush and I am really tired tonight. I got two letters from you today and they were indeed beautiful. Because of so much to do, I had very little time to read them but I am reading them again tonight. Well, here I am at a new group – the 603rd AAA group temporarily. I’m to be here until I receive further orders from Washington D.C. concerning my reporting to San Francisco. I suppose I will receive orders sometime this coming week.

I packed up my things and it finally arrived over here this afternoon around 4:30 PM. I sent 1 foot locker home to you by Railway Express, I’ll send the keys by mail soon and as soon as the footlocker arrives I want you to open it and you’ll find something in the top layer for all of you.

This Headquarters is between Culver City and Santa Monica in an old estate-the accommodations are beautiful. We are very very high and we can see the lights of Long Beach-Los Angeles, Pasadena etc. It is really some sight.

There is a Catholic chaplain in this outfit and I arranged with him to have three services tomorrow, 11 AM, 1 PM and 7 PM tomorrow evening. It is really hard to plan anything definitely because of the uncertainty of my stay here. The Catholic chaplain of this group is also scheduled to report at San Francisco, he hasn’t received his orders yet. I imagine we will receive them about the same time. I bid Holly’s and the Hanson’s goodbye last night and they cried-they said they thought a lot of me and were surely going to miss me.  They all send their love and best wishes to you Sweetheart.

The Colonel came to me privately to bid me goodbye today and said he was truly going to miss me, as did several of the other officers.

I am glad Bob wrote you that he was in a safe place-perhaps Mom will feel better now.

You may tell mom that she can inform her magazine man Mr. Bartlett, that all the soldiers are not for Roosevelt and that I will never be for him either. Something is desperately wrong with our nation when within a land like ours we have only one man who can be president. Tonight is his big birthday ball. I don’t know what he would do if he couldn’t have the glamour girls of Hollywood there in the White House to celebrate his birthday.

Sweetheart, it makes me happy to know that you are enjoying your work at Northern. I know you will be a great worker for the Lord-you make me want to serve Him more all the time-thank you for being such a wonderful wife to me.

I’m glad Florence got to see Frank again before he has to leave for overseas.

It’s good to hear that Stan is quitting Krafts. I’m sure it will be easier for him and will be better for his health.

Here’s hoping the Chief does go to men’s class and I hope he enjoys it, I really believe he would if he would just get into the habit of going regularly. I hope they get a good teacher for the class because that is really very important.

Darling, I’m so tired I can hardly hold my eyes open so I’m going to go to bed now and get a good nights rest, for it will be all new tomorrow and I want to do my best for Christ. Lover, I love you more now than ever before. God bless you, Dear.

Forever and ever your husband alone in Christ,



P.S. Keep writing to the same address as always until I notify you by letter, telegram or telephone. I love you Sweetheart.

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