We are supposed to be in shore within the next [word cut out by the censor] so we are all in better spirits just thinking of good ole "terra firma."
I have a good supply of sugar, chocolate, etc. and some "fags", lighter flints etc. for "Bain".
Well I think I'll get some fresh air before I try my acrobatic performance tonight.
I hope you are fine and everything is fine back home. You'll hear from me again shortly.
Don't worry -- I'll get along okay.
Well I'll say goodbye for now.
Your loving son and bros.
McDaniel, Francis, Letter, 24 May 1942