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[Letter from Doris Duren to Mr. and Mrs. Rigdon Edwards, May 22, 1944]
May 22, 1944 Doris
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Edwards,
They did it again - the army - we were not allowed to stay at Dodge City. We were split up and sent all over the country. One of the girls from flight 2 and I are here at I.A.A.F. It isn't as bad as it could be, though. We fly BT-14's - North American Basic Trainers, They are like an AT-6 except they have a fixed gear and a H50 H.P. engine. They are a little harder to land because they are lighter. We do all types of flying except instruction of cadets - thank goodness for that. If there is no regular work we take a ship and get in some instrument time on work on slow rolls, etc.
We each have a private room in the nurse's quarters. We are treated as officers and every one has been swell to me. We have a grand bunch of officers to work with, but take a lot of good natured [ribbing?] from the instructors.
If there is no flying on week ends, we can take ships on cross-countries. Since my niece arrived the 11th of this month, I've flown up home the last two weeks, It's only 150 miles.
We had lunch with one of the [Col?], in the training command today and he said we are to be sent back to B-26 school as soon as they finish training the fellows. That gives us something to dream about anyway.