Luganville, Santo, N.H.
October 19, 1945
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