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Chester Rybarczyk

Chester Anthony Rybarczyk

Chester Anthony Rybarczyk

Chester “Chet” Rybarczyk had finished his tour with the 384th and returned to the states.  He wanted to talk to George Edwin Farrar, his crewmate on the John Oliver Buslee crew after learning that Farrar was on his way home from the war.  Rybarczyk was fortunate to have not been on Lead Banana with the Buslee crew on September 28, 1944.

July 15, 1945
Officers Mess – AAFNS – Hondo, Texas

Dear Mrs. Farrar,

With the war over in Germany, I was wondering if you had heard from George. Has he been home yet? I’m anxious to hear from him or of him. So if you will be kind enough to send me his address or send him mine.

I am the navigator from the crew. I have been in the States for some time now. I wrote to you once before if you can remember. I guess you could with a name like mine.

I really don’t have much more to say. I hope to hear something soon. Give my best to all.

Sincerely yours,
“Chet”
Lt. C. A. Rybarczyk 0720014
Br #3 H.A.A.F.
Hondo Tex

Thank you to Tony Rybarczyk, Chester’s son, for providing the photo above.

© Cindy Farrar Bryan and The Arrowhead Club, 2014

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Faithful Correspondent

George Edwin Farrar’s mother, Raleigh Mae, sent her telephone number to the Buslees at their request.  They wished to speak to Farrar when he returned home from the war, and wanted to plan a visit to see him.

July 15, 1945
411 Wisner Avenue
Park Ridge, Ill.

Mrs. R. M. Farrar
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mrs. Farrar;

Many thanks for your letter with your telephone number and to learn that you expected George to reach a spot so near to Atlanta must have been very comforting word to you.

We have just received a letter from Miss Marbach and from it we understand that you have been in touch with her and the Peluso family. It does seem very strange that they are still without any definite word, however to us it seems that this is far better that the word the Hensons and we received. At least if one believes in the oft quoted term NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS.

Our son in law has just returned from the Admiralty Islands. He is a pilot in the Navy Air Transport so after a few days here he now reports to Olathe Kansas. So our daughter has left to be with him at that point.

George must have had many experiences that he will long remember and it is our prayer that he is now in the best of health and that he may in the future enjoy all of the best which he so richly deserves.

We do hope that the opportunity to visit with George will develop in the near future. Yes we are anxious to meet you as you have been such a faithful correspondent not only with us but with other families of the men who were on the ill fated plane.

To you and your family our sincere greetings, believe me when I say that in these days of worry you have lightened our load greatly.

Sincerely yours,
John Buslee

The Buslee’s son-in-law was Gene Kielhofer.  He was married to their daughter, Janice.

John Oliver (Jay) Buslee's sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Gene Kielhofer

John Oliver (Jay) Buslee’s sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Gene Kielhofer

© Cindy Farrar Bryan and The Arrowhead Club, 2014