Frank is looking forward to his return. He wants his homecoming kept quiet.
2nd Oct, 1945.
Well dad, I’m very happy to let you know that we are embarking to-day on the air-craft carrier, “Speaker”, and will probably sail from Manila before Thursday. With good sailing weather we expect to be home Saturday or Sunday week. I can hardly believe it.
I’ve been away a long time, Pop, and you people are anyway as happy about my home-coming as I feel about it. It will be a wonderful day for me. I’ve been through all the army bulloney here & after about 2 or 3 hours army routine in Sydney, I’ll be able to come straight home on 28 days’ leave.
I’ve had no more mail since my arrival here, but Alice told me in her letter that everyone was OK at home and that is all that really matters as far as I’m concerned.
Well, dad, I’m only snatching a few spare minutes to write this. give my love to alice & rest of family.
Tons of love,
PS. Please tell all the family about time of home-coming, but otherwise I’d like it to be kept quiet, I guess. But you go right ahead and do what you like about it just the same.