Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).

<- PREVIOUS LETTER July 27, 1943
Brisbane, Australia

July 27, 1943

Hello Ma:
      I received two cards and a letter from you today. Also, a Martin Star [magazine published by his former civilian employer, the Glenn L. Martin Company - Ed.] and a paper last week. I received the snapshots and gave them to the boys. They were pretty good pictures. I took some more pictures the other day, but haven't gotten them developed yet. Maybe you could send me some extra rolls of #620 films if you can get them. My sprained ankle is practically as good as new. There weren't any bones broken. At the present I am working on some pursuit planes of the latest types. I have been to town only about twice in the past month. I am usually too tired at the end of the day for any night life.

      I again inquired about the warrant officer proposition. One of the boys in the office called up headquarters downtown and it seems that at the present all of the application quotas are filled. So, I'll probably have to do some more waiting until a little later. In two weeks, I will have him call up again to find out if the conditions have changed. I hope that they will be, as I am just about tired of getting "the old run-around" about this matter. It seems that everyone in my squadron headquarters knows nothing about anything. I had to go to another squadron's headquarters to find out what little I did. I believe that maybe I will eventually have to take time off sometime soon during the day and go to the headquarters in town myself in person. Maybe then I'll be able to find out what is what concerning this warrant officer application. According to Army regulations, my physical examination will be good for six months. At least that will be a help.

      Well, that's about all for just now. So, until sometime later -


The Kindle book includes the letters; all 23 issues of the unit’s wartime newsletter “The Squadron Pulse,” which was originally edited by Leonard Stringfield; all 12 issues of the “Pennant Parade” newsletter that Stringfield published while sailing home after the war; complete text of the U.S. government booklet “Pocket Guide to Australia,” which soldiers heading Down Under were given to read; more than 200 photos; pre-war and postwar family history; and over 700 explanatory endnotes.


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