Re: What exactly was "Love Day"?
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This is purely a shot in the dark...
My reference, "2194 DAYS OF WORLD WAR II"
chronicals the daily operations in all theaters of operation.
For 14 Feb 45,(6 months to the end of the war) it states, in part,:
One regiment of the 38th Infantry Division sails from
Subic Bay for Mariveles, on the tip of the Battan penisula."
A landing here would have been preceded by heavy naval bombardment, so we can place your sailer in the proper environment at least.
Perhaps the fellow did not know how to spell VALENTINE, so he may well have substituted an approprite word, LOVE.
Lord knows, I have had to fake it a time or two during my
There may well be a REAL explanation other than what I propose here.
Louie F. Turner.