[Letter] 1942 November 6 [to] Prof

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Title

[Letter] 1942 November 6 [to] Prof

Subject

Saint Petersburg (Fla.)
United States. Army Air Forces

Description

Pernetti is currently based in St. Petersburg and has qualified for a place in Weather Observation which he hopes will lead to a place in the Meteorology Division. Enjoying his time in Florida and will be sent out as soon as there is room in one of the weather schools.

Creator

Pernetti, Alfred H.

Source

Wagner College Archive, Horrmann Library

Date

11/6/1942

Contributor

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Is Part Of

A complete index to the letters in this collection can be found here: http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Correspondence index.pdf

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

Pernetti1

Document Item Type Metadata

Text

11-6-42

Dear Prof,
I'm enjoying myself immensely as a guest of Uncle Sam, at St. Petersburg, Florida. If you've ever been here, you will appreciate how I feel.
After a few days at Ft. Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, I was put into the Army Air Corps, and shipped south. I, like all the new recruits, took several mental and physical exams. I was fortunate enough to pass a Physics exam, and qualify for a place in Weather Observation. This is the first step, leading to the Meteorology division of the Air Corps. I made good use of your letter of recommendation, and it helped me in trying for this branch of the service. There were four of us selected out of six hundred men, hence I consider myself a pretty lucky guy.
I can't complain about my army life. So far, it has done me a lot

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of good. I feel great - physically, mentally, and morally. The regular routine we have is conducive to that good feeling.
I expect to be sent out of here, but I don't know when. As soon as there is room for me in one of the weather schools I will go. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying Florida, with its wonderful climate, and hoping I can stay for the rest of the winter. Kindest regards to Mrs. Stoughton.
Sincerely,
Hector Pernetti

Original Format

http://library.wagner.edu/wagnerarchive/StoughtonPDF/Pernetti1.pdf

Date Digital

2014

Citation

Pernetti, Alfred H., “[Letter] 1942 November 6 [to] Prof,” Wagner College Archives and Special Collections, accessed September 29, 2022, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/16349.