Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother



Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother


Writes that the weather was cool and windy an that he had done a couple more operations and now had twelve to finish. Mentions recent night out with navigators and other crews at local pub. Comments on rivalry with another crew to see who got into the lead. Writes of another crew that was shot down and seemed likely they did not survive.
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Sender’s Name & Address Aus 424504 F/Sgt Adams HG. AUSPO. Kodak House, Kingsway. London.
Tues 7/11/44.
[underlined] No 34 [/underlined].
Dear Mum,
Not a lot to write about again this time. The weathers been very cool & windy the past few days – not much effort to stay in camp & go to bed early. Had a couple more ops in, have twelve to finish now. Scottie Gall finished his tour a couple of nights ago which we found a good excuse to spend a night on the beer down at the local pub – nearly all the navigators were there as well as Scotties crew. The old Bushie from Tooraweenah was there too making up the trio from the district out home. Bushie’s crew are in the same room as us & although they arrived here a week before us we’ve had the same number of ops. done & there’s great rivalry to see who gets the lead – we had one on them for a few weeks but they got even a few days ago & look like staying that way now for a while. Bert Howard’s crew were shot down over there a few nights ago – bad luck. They may have parachuted safely but it seems a bit doubtful from what we’ve heard. He was going to marry a girl from Newcastle on his next leave which was due in a fortnight. Betty told you I suppose that his girl at Dulwich Hill walked out on him and married a Yank a couple of months ago. Betty told me you got the cushion cover OK. Gosh I’d been carting that around a while – really been places. Glad the wool turned out OK. Bad luck for Alwin with his lambs though wasn’t it. Cheerio. Love to all at home Bert XXXX



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