[corresponds to page 1 of Eugene Hefner Letter to Zelma Hefner, December 27, 1945]
Thur Dec 27
Its now 3:30 in the afternoon and
I've just got back from the communications
shack. We reported there this morning to find
out what we do. The officer & teck/sgt. in charge
went over a few things with us. They told us
about the procedure, charts and other stuff
like that. We were introduced to the old operator.
They certainly seem to be a nice bunch of fellows.
We also took a little code to see how sharp
we were. Boy to my amazement I can still
copy the stuff after being away from it for
3 months. The officer said we'd take a couple
of pigee back rides with the old men here
and get the hang of things. After that we'll go
out in a plane on our own.
We went out this morning and looked
over the c-46. Thats the only type they use here.
Its a spacious thing inside. The R.O. has
his seat right behind the pilot. The only thing
that I could see wrong was the inconvenient
place they had the liason transmitter located.
Its practically at the bottom of the ship and
right at the bottom of you're feet. Its hard
as all heck to get into or change a tuning
unit but I guess its possible.