173 Miles Per Hour

AMERICAN RED CROSS
15 October 1945, 9:30 PM
Dearest Eleanor,
          Just got in from the movies.  The picture was "Top Hat" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The movie is a mere ten years old but enjoyable just the same.
          The Navy released some dope about the typhoon but isn't announcing loss of ships or personnel.  Anyway the wind velocity was recorded at 173 miles per hour here.  That is a little more than just a gentle breeze.  Losses have been minimized but I bet they run into the hundreds of millions with plenty of loss of life.
          The only thing new today is that Dr. Bushyager's relief took over.  Bushy is leaving in the morning.  We all just had a drink wishing him bon voyage and hoping that we'll be following him real soon.
          I visited the dentist at the adjoining CB camp.  Any of our men who need treatment will be cared for by men in his office.  I have one man whom I'll take over in the morning.
          That is the limit of the news for tonight.  Goodnight Sweet and pleasant dreams.
Love,
Gil

Newspaper clipping describing damage to USS Ocelot the ship Gil served on

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Ten Year Old Movie