W. E. Pidgeon
c/o Public Relations
1st Aust Corps
[15 Aug 1945]
I am Morotai at the moment and am apparently to be marooned on the blasted island for days & days. Since I had the misfortune to arrive only the day before peace was officially declared I find I am eased off the planes for the home scrambling base wallahs. If I am to remain on priority 4, I will in all probability never get home – damn it!
Peace was official declared today and there has been no reaction whatever from the troops. I guess they have worn themselves out after the continued celebrations since Friday night when there was a lot of wild exuberant shooting which results in several casualties and in the death of a yank army bloke. Ironic that he should cop a peace bullet.
Lots of love, will write at length later.