Memories from the
Oldest Correspondent in the WWII Pacific Theatre
An Illustrated Time Line of Events
1944: The War Years
Collated by Bill Hillman
April 24: Ed returned to Honolulu on a 4-engine hospital plane after having completed a 7,000 mile mission in C-47s, C-54s, and B-24s. Ed chose to lie in an unoccupied bottom litter of one the 4-litter tiers rather than sit in "the gosh-awful tin bucket seats."
April 27: An envelope with a letter and Douglas Aircraft booklets from Jack finally caught up with Ed, having travelled to Kwajalein and back. Ed's autograph books have over 2,000 entries since Dec. 7, 1941. Ed offered to check with Air Force to see if Jack might enlist as an artist. He ordered Ralph to take a $100/month raise. Ed is waiting to hear of the birth of new grandchild (Danton).
May 1: Land
of Terror was published by ERB, Inc.
May 19-20: A 1,787-word horror story, "Uncle Bill," was written.
June 2: Another son, Danton, was born to Jack and Jane.
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