Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

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Title

Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

Description

Incomplete letter in which he writes of a B-17 landing at Cark.

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Date

1944-01-16

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Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

One handwritten sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

EGortonHGortonLCM440116-0001

Transcription

Sunday.
Dearest,
I started a letter last night, but my paper ran out, so I am copying it on to this.
I forgot to include Bob’s photo last time. I had sealed the letter when I remembered, & opened it again. Then I decided to put my savings certificates in it, and forgot the photo a second time.
I’ve got one of those six monthly railway passes for you. You will notice that you have to sign it and put your registration number on it.
I got a letter from Wyver today. Moreton Valence appears to be a bad station as far as comfort is concerned, but he’s expecting to live out in Gloucester, and so doesn’t mind. At present he is at Upavon doing a Beam refresher course, as taking staff pilots for Beam practice is part of his job.
I’ve got a temporary room-mate – the navigator of a Fortress that landed on Friday afternoon (They had to land somewhere, and chose Cark because one of the Waafs here is a friend of the second pilot!). He seems to be a very decent quiet type, has no side, & shoots no lines, although he’s done 13 trips.
I was very glad to get your letter yesterday morning. Leaving you does make one’s life seem empty, I agree, but the two days I had with you really did me a world of good. I’ve felt much more able to cope with the R.A.F. since then, though I expect I shall be badly in
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[duplicate bookmark]

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Citation

Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9171.

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