Dated Aug. 22, 1943; postmarked Sept. 2.
Dear Mom and Pop,
I’m feeling fine and fit and I hope you all are the same.
I was in Oran and bought a few trinkets awhile ago. When I get enough, I will send them home. I also visited Sidi Bel-Abbes, a little south of Oran.
I was in Canistel, a little town just a few miles east of Oran. When I was at Canistel, I went swimming every day, but it was costly. I had to walk down a 700-foot cliff to go swimming, but the worst part of it was climbing the cliff after I finished swimming.
That’s all for now. So-long.
(NOTE: I cannot find a town in Algeria named “Canistel” or anything close to it. I’d welcome help on that one.)