Here are some photos of him, likely taken in June 1944. He turned 20 years old that month.
|Austin Studios, California|
During his training, he was in Hawaii and sent the following to his mother and step-father:
[From:] Lt. Charles M Pyle, Jr.
C.C.R.C., Crew 44315
A.P.O 966, ℅ Post
San Francisco, Cal.
[To:] Mr. and Mrs. Edgar C. Rust
The White Elephant
I think this was postmarked July 10, 1945 and the stamp toward the bottom looks like it was approved by the censor. Inside he innocuously wrote:
Greetings from HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
It's a beautiful spot, and perhaps someday
we'll all be able to see it together. Saw some
of the sights on the way in.
This first image is "Sunset on Diamond Head, Honolulu." It unfolds to show more than a dozen images of various sights in Hawaii.
If Dad spoke much about his service, unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention because I wasn't interested at the time. He died on April 12, 1993.