Gosh, - its been one long time since I wrote to you. I hope you'll excuse
me, cause, as you can see, I'm one, that's not to [sic] crazy about this letter
Well, every-thing up here is still the same, 6"
of frozen snow just starting to thaw out, so you can just about guess the mess
it is, - In fact its getting so bad that I'm sorta afraid to take off my
over-shoes when I go to bed.
Incidently, [sic] my def-ferment [sic] expired
the 21st of this month, - so I may be a buck private pretty soon.
I don't know whether I ever told you or not but
I'm attending night school (aeronautical), have just finished navigation and you
know for as little as I know about aritimetic, I did pretty good.
By the way I sorta have to compliment you on
those brief type - written letters I received from you, they weren't long but
contained every-thing, -- that's just the way I like to write mine.
Well, - just don't know what more to write
about, so I think I'll cut it short by saying so - long.
--My regards to all, - will write again soon.
Envelope: From - Ed. Krause, c/o Alaska
Airlines, Anchorage, Alaska; postmark - Anchorage, Alaska, Feb 27, 1944 9 A.M.;
to - Mr. John Krause, P.O. Box 201, Mineola, N.Y.