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1943 Pig'n Whistle Restaurant Menu - AAf Widow Signed

1943 Pig'n Whistle Restaurant Menu - AAf Widow Signed

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This is a very interesting item. It is a Pig'n Whistle restaurant menu. The back shows that it was mailed in 1943 by the widow of the pilot (Jeane Tripp) to herself (Mrs. Norris D Mcdaniel).

The photograph shown in the picture is not included. It is displayed to show what the couple looked like.

Here is additional information about the pilot:

2nd Lieutenant Norris D. McDaniel
Pilot wing, Air medal
339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group

First Lt. Norris D. McDaniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. McDaniel, 270 E. Austin [Paris, Lamar County, Texas], has been reported presumably dead by the Adjutant General's office of the War Department. A letter from Maj. Gen. J. A. Ulio, Adjutant General, which Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel received Monday told that inasmuch as Lieutenant McDaniel has been missing since Jan. 27, 1943, and no evidence has been found to support his survival, the War Department must presume he is dead. "The record concerning your son," the letter reads,"shows that he became missing in action when he intercepted a force of enemy airplanes over Guadalcanal. "Full consideration has recently been given to all available information bearing on the absence of your son, including all records, reports, and circumstances. These have been carefully reviewed and considered.~ In view of the fact that twelve months have now expired without the receipt of evidence to support a continued presumption of survival, the War Department must terminate such absence by a presumptive finding of death." Lieutenant McDaniel would have been 23 years old this past September. His wife and eight-month-old daughter are living in Huntington Park, Calif., where his wife, the former Miss Jean Tripp, lived before their marriage Aug. 25, 1942. Pilot of a P-38 (Lightning) for the 339th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group at the time of his death, Lieutenant McDaniel joined the Air Corps Oct. 4, 1939, and entered cadet training in 1941. He received his wings and commission at Kelly Field, San Antonio, March 7, 1942, and on Dec. 15, of the same year was sent overseas. Barely a month later, Jan. 27, he was reported missing. Graduate of Paris High, he attended Paris Junior College and was in school just before entering the Air Corps. In both schools he was active as a debater, and in high school was on the debate team. Surviving besides his wife and child are his parents, six sisters, and one brother. Two sisters, Miss Sarah McDaniel and Mrs. Joe Spills live in Paris, and Mrs. J. E. McKinney, is expected to come here soon from California. Other sisters are Mrs. A. B. Bell, now in Florida; Mrs. Morris Chance, Dallas; and Mrs. Joe Lantz, Fort Worth. The brother, Edward McDaniel, lives in San Antonio.