Dive Bombers and Other Birds

Tudor Richards, USNR

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Ann Arbor Ann Arbor followed, and I spent two nights at the Union, seeing the Dean and Prof. Kynoch before I left. For old times’ sake I called up Margie and wound up dining on wild duck at the Edwardses with her mother, sister, and all too cordial husband.

I don’t even remember the name of the town where I spent the next night, but the following was in DaytonDayton , where I eventually found O’Connor, then stationed at Wright Field. He showed me all the latest planes and gadgets. Maurie Brooks, in Morgantown, West Virginia, West Va. an old Ann Arbor friend, was the next victim, and he and his wife gave me a very pleasant day and two nights before I moved on to stay considerably longer with my amazing Major sister A.H.R. in Washington, N.Y. [D.C.?] and gimpses of Marie and ? followed, but that was the last rest stop before getting home. My last triumph home was sneaking in without waking up the folks!

The above ended the account of my four years in the Navy during World War II, which may have been written in two installments, the second at first scrawled in pencil, but both apparently in 1945 or 1946 or soon after that and in terrible English. I’d like, therefore, to rewrite the whole thing some time, not only to improve the English but to add some things and subtract others, to make it more interesting. I might refer to my many letters sent home during this period since they are available.

Tudor Richards, April 1991

P.S. There follows some appendices of sorts, also written in April, 1991. T.R. (including bird list p. 201)

P.P.S. Recollections in 1991 & 1994 on pages 192–197.

See types of planes flown on p. 285.