Two more entries in my grandmother's diary from August 1945:
8/18- Sent Buddy a box of cigars and cigarettesWith the war ending in the Pacific, the possibility of needing all these soldiers for an invasion of Japan was over. Things began to move quickly. After a summer of relative ease and relaxation, the troops were gathering to come home. The "greatest generation" has done its work and it's time to enjoy the benefits they have so clearly earned.
8/24- Had a letter from Buddy. He is in Paris