B-17 Flying Fortress

Once again we hear from Frank Gartz’s best friend, Frank Von Arx, this time posted in North Carolina. Eighteen-year olds from small towns, farmland and forest, and insulated city neighborhoods, were seeing the country as they moved through their training – and ultimately into war. Here Von Arx is keeping my grandmother, up-to-date on his whereabouts and including a cool photo of the B-17 bomber.

Postcard from Cpl. F. Von Arx

Seymour Johnson Field North Carolina
Postmark: July 10, 1943 

Hi, Mom—

How are you? I just dropped you this line to let you know everything is okay and we are in North Carolina now. Everything is ok—only I miss you. Say hello to everyone for me. 

Frank II