Frank is flying more and more—obviously required preparation for his future on a B-17 Bomber. Even though he’ll be navigator, all men need to know how to fly. Frank's mother had received the below letter from the Hondo Navigation School (note: it's dated April 10th, so it took a long time to get to her!).
Frank's twentieth birthday is coming up on May 14th, and his family wants to know what gift he would like. He's practical, and asks for "sun tans," the light-weight uniform cadets wore in warm weather. Again, it appears each cadet had to pay not only for toilet paper, but his own uniform!
A typical day, hour-by-hour, in Navigation School at Hondo, Texas. This letter from Frank to his brother Will (sometimes Will, sometimes Bill), again talks about Marjorie whom he met in California. Sounds like they had some serious interludes together.
Frank has arrived at Navigation School in Hondo, Texas, where he will be challenged as never before in his young life. He anticipates hard work—at least twelve hours a day.