Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

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Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

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Covers some of his activities and writes about his current station. Poor photocopy.

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Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

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Two page handwritten letter

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A436464
Sgt Hogan PJ
RAAF Aus PO
London
8/7/44
Dear Dad,
Page 1 [unclear]
I’m on an Australian station this time and there are literally thousands of chaps here whom I know.
I crewed up today with boys with whom I’ll have to …. ….
They seem alright……….
…….. whilst my bomb aimer went to Xavier. The w/op is a Sydney lad and seems alright. The gunners I don’t know much about. However I expect I’ll soon know quite a lot about all of them. They are all Australians.
Recently I sent home a novel I’d bought and from time to time you’ll probably find them turning up. The one I sent was on Malta and I’ve just bought Quentin Reynold’s latest “ The Curtain Rises”.
Maurice McNamara came here before me & I guess I’ll see him occasionally. This seems quite a decent station but we have some work ahead of us. The mess is crackerjack and the meals 100% on anything I’ve struck to date.
We were rather bright last Sunday morning when the 2 of us decided it would be just as quick to walk down the hill into the valley and up the next hill to the church to Mass, than to ride cycles round the road quite a distance . Of course we not only got wet by the rain but by the foliage. We wore great gum boots and were covered in mud. Imagine how I felt when there was no one else to serve.
Well Dad I’m afraid that is about all for the present. Regards and all the best to you all. I hope Marie and Mary have recovered from their respective ailments. Don’t haro on this summer. Rather there isn’t any.
Love to you all
Pat

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P J Hogan, “Letter from Pat Hogan to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31839.

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