Research Document #31

The Helen Day Letters

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Fred Noonan wrote many letters back to the States during the World Flight. Many were written to his wife, Mary Bea. Others went to friends scattered about the country, including Helen Day, of Coconut Grove, Florida. She kept the letters her whole life.

Helen Day’s son, Jim Bible, has been gracious enough to scan the original letters and send the scans to us for use by researchers. To aid in comprehension we are including a transcription with each image.

Each letter has its own page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the other letters.

Karachifront fortalezamap

The second thing Fred wrote to Helen was from Karachi, India (now Pakistan) – just a postcard.

Dear Helen:

Just a line to say “Hello”. Fine trip so far – Hope to be back in States soon. Arrived here yesterday leaving for Calcutta to-morrow. Kindest regards


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