3 October 1945

Dear Mom:

Well we are still in the harbor at Guam.  However, I do believe that we are pulling out today at 11 a.m. for Yokohama.

I got ashore for awhile yesterday.  There isn’t a thing on this small island.  It is a marvelous military installation.

There is a splendid huge airport and a good network of highways crossing the island.  There are some native villages but really nothing in the way of an American city.

The island is rather picturesque.  Plenty of tropical foliage.  However, I wouldn’t want to stay here.

The battleship “Pennsylvania” has been in dry dock here and just yesterday put out to sea.  It was hit by a torpedo in the closing days of the war.

It rains on and off every day here.  That isn’t too pleasant.

Well, I guess that is all for now.  I really think my next letter will be from Yokohama.  It is about 5 days journey from here but it may be a week or two before I have the opportunity to write.

Love to all

Billy