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Letter from James Wright to his parents, October 19, 1945

Letter from James Wright to his parents, Oct. 19, 1945

Hand-drawn map of Espiritu Santo Island, Oct. 15, 1945


Luganville, Santo, N.H.

October 19, 1945

Hello Folks:

Just a few more lines to tell you that I’m well and haven’t gotten “jungle jolly” as of this date. So far there is no sign of a ship; nor is there any hope of one arriving in the near future.

Today marks the beginning of my 21st month overseas. It was at about 1:00 P.M. on Feb 19th, 1944 that I left ‘Frisco and even if time has dragged at times; I can’t truthfully say that I’ve suffered any particular hardships other than being away from home and those I love.

Enclosed in this letter is a tracing of a portion of a map of Santo. That little square marked 6 is where Base 6 used to be, 3 is for Base 3. Please be careful of it as I can’t replace this tracing and want to make a better copy later.

                           This seems to be all for now –

                                                   Lots of love –



From the Papers of James Wright, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command


Published: Mon Mar 08 13:54:40 EST 2021