BASIC FLIGHT
August 1943 to November 1943

 Letter One
Naturally, we traveled on antiquated, dirty, old day coaches.

 Letter Two
My instructor is a gigantic fellow named Lieutenant Ben Southward. Really, I don't think that he is more than two years older than I am.

 Letter Three
My new instructor seems to be O.K. - he's a very quiet fellow, but requires perfect flying.

 Letter Four
Tomorrow I'm supposed to take my first real cross country trip.

 Letter Five
This last week I rode with other cadets on what we call "buddy rides."

 Letter Six
We did lots of flying, including two cross country trips and I underwent an operation.