23 Dec – Martha Marie Wright Tennant – Five Year Diary

Diary Dec 23

1942 – Dad’s Birthday I Made him a birthday cake & gave him a watch. Marie was out so we all ate together

1943 – Dad’ Birthday I gave him candy & Made a Birthday cake (white.)  Got letter from Bud. He is in Hospital with Flue. Poor Boy & so far away at xmas.

1944 – Dads Birthday. Got Telegram from Bud he is coming home leave Harlingen Texas the 26th. went To show.

1945 – No entry

1946 – No entry

In the 1944 entry Grama reports that Bud will leave Harlingen Texas on the 26th. Bud must be at Harlingen Army Air Field in Texas. According to Wikipedia “Within days after Pearl Harbor, hundreds of young men were being sent to Harlingen Army Airfield from all across the country to train to become aerial gunners before being shipped overseas to fly missions over Europe and the South Pacific. These were the men who would become the waist gunners and ball turret gunners, dorsal and tail gunners defending American bombers.”

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