In England, Verne and other members of his combat crew were in London on a pass . . .
Met a boy named Arthur Deane1 from Fort Collins. Used to attend high school with him. Saw Madame Tussard’s Wax Museum. Met a swell Red Cross lady named Bea Newton. Had dinner with her. All us fellows2 went to a dance at Covent Gardens. I danced several times and got quite happy on gin. Back at room at 11:45. Holiday almost gone. Have had a very nice time.
Notes & Commentary
1 Arthur R. Deines served in the Colorado Naitonal Guard with Verne in 1941.
2 Likely Robert F. Powers and Boyce L. Pruitt and, perhaps, the other enlisted men of Combat Crew 87.