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August 15, 1941

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Dear Pauline,

We are sailing in the morning at the same docks you saw us sailed from when you were here.

I haven’t heard from you, since my last two letters.

Honey you probable haven’t recovered from the shock. ha. ha.

Anyway as soon as you get your breath, I will be looking for an answer.

Mother is back at Woody & Pauline. Louise is out to her self so mother write me.

I am going up to Woody and Pauline tonight and see them before sailing.

It will be good to see you our here again, it is very nice here now. Mother, Woody & Pauline & lee and myself played golf Sunday at Long Beach. Louise & David went to Los Angeles. Will write you from Honolulu.


Original Letter

August 14, 1941
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill jointly issued the Atlantic Charter, stating the Allied goals for the post-war world.
I love this picture, the dresses are the bomb, and the hats!
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August 12, 1941

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

U. S. S. Cuyama “Confidential”

Dear Pauline,

I written to you yesterday but I don’t believe I told you about our sailing, we will leave here about Thursday for San Pedro there for one day then to Honolulu again. We are due back here about Sept. 15th or there about. I will write you from Honolulu so when I say in my letter from Honolulu. Sam’s Birthday is September 15 that will be the code for the date we will arrive in San Diego or any name stating date so you understand what date we will arrive back.

I passed my exam for promotion as soon as the president signed it. I will be drawn $230 per month and when I get married it will be $300 per month. I saw those pictures you and I made together, boy what an animal I look like.

I am longing when the time come, when I can see you in California.


August 12, 1941 Hitler, against the advice of his generals, shifts some forces from the Moscow front to Leningrad and the Crimean offensives.

Random Photos of Abb & Pauline:

Abb Truett – Date Unknown
Pauline Lampley – Date Unknown
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July 5th, 1941

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

U. S. S. Cuyama – 9:20 am

Dear Pauline,

I will leave this with thee pilot mail. He will be dismissed in about 10 minutes and we will be on our way to our destination.

Gee jack I wish I had more time off while you are out here, so I could be with you more.

I want to tell you that you are swell & sweet as you can be. I do hope you can come back soon, and I hope you will have a good time on your vacation; for Woody and Pauline certainly will make you have a good time for they are swell.

Well goody by.
Abb R Truett
U.S.S. Cuyanna
C/O Post Master San Diego Calif.

July 5th, 1941 British Government rules out possibility of negotiated peace with Nazi Germany.

Thomas “Woody” Truett is Abb’s Brother.

Thomas Woody Truett

Photo: Woody and Lonnie Mother’s Day 1946
Alice Pauline (Holly) Truett

Photo: Woody’s New Car Aug 9, 1948
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