Tuesday, December 9, 1941
JFK was in South Carolina on this day and wrote a letter to his friend Lem Billings, complaining that because of his new schedule at his Office Of Naval Intelligence posting he would not be able to attend the wedding of their friend Peter Gorman. Kennedy had been assigned a new wartime footing shift of 10 pm to 7 am, seven days a week.
He also wrote to Billings that she still hoped to be able to attend the wedding of Eben Pyne if he could manage a flight to the wedding and back on the same day.
An exhausted Kennedy sent the letter unsigned, but with an apologetic post script explaining that he was not sleeping much and knew he was sending a “dull letter.”
[3, p. 425]