WHISTLE WHILE YOU WAIT by Fred & Janet Howard


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Marital correspondence of a year and a half, as Fred writes of his experiences and emotions abroad and Janet tells of important detail at home. From ground crew, to dier in a Medium Bomber Group, with the tension flying, or not flying, the missions and progress from bombardier to navigator and serial observer, the crackup a parachute jump, hospital life and rest, furloughs and cities -- and the undercurrent of military life opposed to a personal, inner existance. Fred writes entertainingly, in interesting detail of his tour from Tunisia, Sicily, Italy -- of fellow fliers, pets, the and foreign living, of bombing, magazines and books, and all sorts of personal response to new sights and incidents. Janet's letters tell of Butch, their four year old s, of giving up a Washington job, visits to families, pride -- and fear -- in Fred's activities, and small details to fill in the background of their marriage. Decidedly more literary than other books of this kind, this has, however a very perceptive approach to the problem of separation and the efforts to make letters answer that problem.

Pub Date: April 18th, 1945
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce