9 April 1945
Well here is your favorite son again. I haven't had as much time to write as I would like but maybe before so very long. I can't see how this war can last so very much longer & it would be over this month, I hope. Wouldn't it be funny if it should end on my birthday? If we get some nice weather so that the air corps can operate it will speed things up an awful bit.
You said in your last letter that I never mentioned receiving your letters. I'm sorry if I haven't but then you'll have to remember that I have been unusually busy and my letter writing hasn't been under the best of conditions. I'll try to tell you each time that I get one of your letters but if I forget don't think that I don't appreciate & enjoy them just the same. I haven't received a package in some time now but should get one any day now. I could really go for some fried chicken, say about a gallon can of it. How to you like the way my German pen writes? I have 3 now all brand new.
Lots of love