Assigned to Task Force 52 for Operation Forager, John Land got underway for the liberation of the Marianas on 29 May 1944.
H. Romieux, SK1c, USNR USS John Land
c/o Fleet P.O.
San Francisco, Calif.
Mary Garner, SK2c, USNR
U.S. Naval Air Station
Minneapolis, Minn. U.S.A.
30 May 1944
Thanks a lot for the letters which I received mostly at once, also the snaps. The one of you and your brother is the best of you I believe. Send some more if you get any please.
Glad you had a nice leave at home. Yes, I should have made your reservation this term too.
Well I'll really have plenty to tell you when I get back to good old Mnpls. There fellows like Hammon, can have their shore duty, I still say I'll take this preference. Yes - plenty of work, but at least one feels he is at least a small cog in a large wheel in getting at this damn war. At the University as I told you before - I felt absolutely useless Gals like you can carry that part on and better than we could at that.
Had some nice swimming at a famous beach a couple times- but liquor and gals were seen scarce.
Glad to hear you like your apartment- Yes I can just see you with that religious fanatic.
Well Mary- that's about all for today- Thanks a lot for your letters and really I appreciate them. Send them V-Mail and I think they will get to me a little faster- thanks- say hello to Edwards please.