Frank's eldest brother, Will, is in the flying business too, at least after his day job. He earned his pilot's license in 1943 and, at the time of this letter in 1944, is teaching aviation classes for the Civil Air Patrol.
In an earlier letter, after his family was so concerned they hadn't heard from Frank, he assured them he was writing at least every 4 days and suggested they start numbering the letters so that he'd be sure he received them all. His older brother Will, starts doing that here. Will also tries to smooth Frank's ruffled feathers at the apparently sarcastic letter Will had sent regarding not hearing from the young soldier.
Will Gartz, Harlem Airport, 1943-1944 Writing Ebner became focal point of Gartz family life. Here’s a letter from the oldest Gartz brother, Will. Born in 1913, he was eleven years older than Ebner. Age 29 when Ebner was [...]