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Letter, 11 August 1942, from Pembroke Pettit to W. A. C. Pettit

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[imprinted at top] C. PEMBROKE PETTIT First Lieutenant, Air Corps Contract Section, Wright Field Dayton, Ohio

You may keep my suit of clothes there for the time being and I may wait and bring it back with me. Not much chance that I will need it any time soon anyhow. My work is a little more interesting now in that I have been relieved of the actual bookkeeping and I spend my time checking on the five units under our office, assigning work to the proper unit and approving or dis-approving the action taken by them. I also have to help as necessary in the units when officers are sick or out for some other reason. My approval is not final, however, so the responsibility is not so great. I still think there are other things I could do better, but I stay busy so the time is by no means lost. I still haven't made any requests so they must be satisfied. Please give my love to Mother and tell her I will write her tomorrow or the next day. Will also write Junior, but you may tell him I am sending for my gas ration card and should have it before long. We no doubt will have some sort of rationing here before the winter is over since the tank cars may be needed for transportation of oil to the east. Dont worry about the rains yet. That section still must be more than a foot deficient in rainfall. It was something like 20 inches this spring I believe. Your devoted son, Pembroke