JOSEPH A. CAPO|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy from Joseph's son, Tom Capo)
February 20, 1986
Dear Mr. Lundy:
Recently you sent my father, Joseph A. Capo, a letter about the book you're writing. On February 5,1986, he was transferred from a private hospital in Syracuse to the VA Medical Center here in Buffalo (he suffered a stroke last August 27th).
Please send all future correspondence to my address (3295 North H Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405).
You will find, enclosed with this letter, some information I have assembled and Xeroxed (your copies to keep). I think the information could be of use to you.
My father says he saw John Monks at the American Ex-Prisoners of War (AXPOW) convention held in Cleveland a few years ago. He also told me that Mr. Monks lives in Nelsonville, Ohio.
If I can provide you with any further assistance, please contact me.
Sincerely, Thomas J. Capo
March 27, 1986
Thank you for your letter. I think you are doing a very nice thing. I am sending you a copy I received. I'm sure I have other correspondence, but have been unable to locate it. Will keep trying and if I find it, I will mail you a copy.
I prayed so much for him (Joseph A. Capo) I said I would never believe he had been lost until someone that saw it would tell me. Thank God, for Joe. He has visited me two or three times. Poor dear is so ill now with strokes and heart attacks. He said he thought Joe was killed when the plane was hit as all communications were knocked out and the plane was on fire. Joe and John Monk parachuted and were prisoners of war. Joe said the plane exploded and, of course, all the others were killed. I don't know what plane he was on as his plane had trouble en route to England. The name of his plane was "Late Arrival."
Am so glad to hear from you. I feel very close to the ones that were in his bomb group - also Squadron 67.
I know you are at a great expense, so please use this little gift for stamps.
Let me hear from you sometimes.
Luck to you and yours. May you have a happy Easter.
Mrs. Mabel Goodwin
(Henry G. Goodwin, pilot)