August 18, 1943 – Merton’s War Diary

August 18, 1943
Received mail dropped by parachute from airplane.

I am going to try to catch up on these – much like the mail.  I would imagine if he had received a letter from home that he might have mentioned it.  My Father would have been almost 12 years old at this point.  I wish I could ask him if he did ever write.

OA-10 Catalina on the ice in Greenland after a rescue.

OA-10 Catalina on the ice in Greenland after a rescue.

If you are interested in letters back and forth between a husband and wife, check out Deb Sweeney’s great book “Dear Mother, Love Daddy” on Amazon [Link] and her blog at GeanealogyLady.net. [Another Link]

In 1943 and 1944,  my Grandfather Merton Young traveled to Greenland while working for the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Company. He wrote a brief diary of his journey and this is a piece of that story.

Next Entry – Aug 22

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