• Scott Ginther

August 7th, 1945

7 August

Just south of Frankfurt

On Route #3

My darling:

Betty I miss you terribly tonight. I think I would do anything to be home in your arms. I just don’t know what to do with myself. Please write often cause I’m going to have to depend on you for plenty now.

Well here is the dope as much as I can find out. This is a category (21 two unit, which means return to the states, when transportation available and reserve for the Pacific war. Thus I may stay out of the Pacific. And at present they think this division will go home in February or March 1946. Now that is nothing positive, it is only an estimate. My present assignment is Liason officer, some job. Bill Z. had in 489th. And in non-combat duty there is nothing to do. And I haven’t got one single job to do. But here is the catch, The Battalion needs a personnel officer and the 391st has two. The 391st has no supply officer so I may be sent to the 391st. I saw Capt. Shelton, who broke in supply the same time I did today. Recalled many events of Capt. Winters and at Camp Polk. I should know in a couple days if I’m going to be transferred.

The officers you know that came with me are Major Stump and Captain Donovan. Both are very happy with their assignments. A major is the Battalion commander so will have to put up with some petty things until he makes Lt. Colonel.

Milner is in the 1st Armored, so Shirley, “Little Jesus” in Battalion Co. And was he ever flying high. Well we shall see what happens over there. I try and keep contacts with both units.

Be good darling - I love you so much and know that I've been very poor about writing this past two weeks but will be getting better again now. I’m all thru playing - Say hello to everyone - Good night darling

All my love

Jack


About Me

I'm a father and a husband with a strong desire to continue learning.  You can follow me on Instagram where I'm saginther.  I've started a podcast, Letters from the Past, detailing my grandfather's experience in World War II.  On Facebook, I'm the Scott Ginther living in Cincinnati and you can always use e-mail where I'm saginthe@gmail.com