This is really mundane and pointless, and probably only of interest to a few people here. But it made me smile, so I thought I’d share it.
"Shortly after World War II, in 1947, a gentleman by the name of Caleb Flerk sent a letter to Mr. W.H. McCarthy, Assistant Service Manager of Chance Vought Aircraft.
The letter, pounded out on an old typewriter, began …"
Dere mr MacArty Inclose i am attach a pitcher of my airplane in which you will note their has bin some trouble of an seRRious nature i am desirous to leave you here about. This here particklar arr- plane orichinally made by them plumbers of yourn was solt to me at a War Assets Amministration sail in the town of Hockeyjock Ark, lass month, a mister Morris Finestine was agent for the tramsackshun. ....
“The hilarious letter detailed an incident involving Caleb Flerk and the company’s most famous combat aircraft, the F4U Corsair.”
I guess the guy was disconcerted by the Corsair’s famous “bent wings”.
I haven’t downloaded the e-book, but I thought the letter was amusing.