File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by June Groshong, 16 September 2006.

Letter from Cpl. Richard W. Hutt
17 December 1943, Troy Free Press, (Troy, Lincoln Co., MO), page 1, col. 2

From the collection of June Groshong. 

The editor and Free Press Staff received the following Christmas letter from Cpl. Richard W. HUTT, of Troy, now stationed at Army Air Base, Lincoln, Neb.: " Here's wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous New Year. Things are about the same here at Lincoln Air Field. We have had several celebrities here in the past few days. Among them the Baer Brothers, Max and Buddy, who put on a nice show, and Jean Bartel, Miss America for 1943. My wife had the honor of being one of the five ladies assisting Miss America in the fashion parade here in Lincoln. I took my overseas physical Monday and passed. I don't suppose I will be on this side of the pond very long. Although there isn't supposed to be any more shipments from our squadron this month. We will be sent over as airplane mechanics and probably won't see much combat. I have been Crew Chief on a pursuit plane since September. We will probably be put on a bomber crew if sent across. My work as an instructor will be a big benefit to me, as I have learned a lot by teaching air plane mechanics. Again in closing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep the home town paper going."

[Transcriber's Note: Richard Hutt was my Uncle. He died in a fishing accident in Lake Mead Aug. 1960. He lived in Las Vegas, Nv. His wife mentioned here was Loretta Harrell, daughter of Riley Harrell. ]

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by June Groshong, 16 September 2006.

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