Letter from Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan

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Letter from Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan

Description

Thanks her for letters but says there had been little to write about his end and he was cheesed of with hanging about. Reports doing his first operation for seven weeks, it was an easy one but was hit by anti-aircraft fire. Talks a little of his new crew. Speculates over how long it will take to get home when the war is over. Discusses money issue and local politics at home and other gossip.

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Date

1945-04-27

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Four sided handwritten airmail letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHoganPJHoganM450427

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A436464 F/S HOGAN P.
RAAF AUSPO
LONDON

27/4/45.

Dear Marie,

Thanks a lot for keeping up the stream of mail. I know my efforts from this end have been pretty poor but there has been little to write about & one gets so cheesed off hanging about.

Did my first op. For 7 weeks, a day or two ago. It was an easy one but we kept up our old form by getting a piece of flak through the windscreen. In this new crew I have the least number of ops. & in all they have quite a few hours between them & we should do alright together.

We are going on leave on Sunday. I’m forgetting the Irish trip for the time being, as I

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[indecipherable word] I’ll have far better opportunity when the war is over & we are hanging about waiting to get home. From what I can see it will take quite some considerable time to get rid of us from here & I reckon it will be a longer break then.

Sorry if you took me wrongly about the money, I know you have been very careful with it & appreciate your efforts very much. As for the lodge, I thought it was costing more, & seeing as I’ve kept it going this long you might as well keep it going.

I won’t worry a lot about the Bendigo election for frankly state politics aren’t worth it in my opinion. Please don’t bother getting addresses for me to look up anywhere for I already have plenty I know I’ll not be calling on as it is. I know you mean well but it would probably offend the donors if they knew I had no intention of calling there anyway.

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I’m afraid I’ve lost Neville Cox’s address, so I can’t write him. Had a letter from Dan yesterday also from Mrs Hilton & Mrs Johnson.

Glad to know everything is O.K. at home & going along serenely.

Sorry I’m pottering around so long with this letter, but honestly, I can find little to write about.

Love to all at home,
Pat.

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AIR LETTER

Miss Marie Hogan
67 Chapel St.,
Bendigo Vic
Australia

F/S HOGAN P.
RAAF AUSPO
LONDON

[stamp] 466 SQUADRON R.A.A.F. 27APR 1945

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Citation

P J Hogan, “Letter from Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31952.

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