Please Send Ketchup, WWII LETTERS FROM A B-29 PILOT is a collection of letters written by the author's father intermixed with descriptions of B-29 Superfortress bombing missions over Japan during the last year of WWII.
Excerpts' from Please Send Ketchup:
May 26: Tokyo: Over four hundred ninety B-29s attacked Tokyo. This mission experienced the highest loss in B-29 history, twenty-six. Average bomb load 6.75 tons. Estimated total tonnage dropped is three thousand three hundred sixty tons….
…After the mission, I showered and ate and went to sleep. Got up this morning just fifteen minutes before class. I guess I slept or rested almost twenty hours. Boy, I was exhausted….
Goodnight my sweetest.
Your Loving Husband and Daddy, Eino
P.S. At eleven o'clock I will kiss you goodnight.
P.P.S. Please send me some canned food, ketchup, mustard, Jello, canned corn on the cob, pears, peaches, anything like that.