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EHoganPJHoganDH430620.pdf
Writes about his activities on leave in Katanning, Western Australia. Mentions going to Perth and that it was a month since he had finished his course but still no posting. Writes of his activities on base. He asks after friends and catches up with…

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Gives account of Halifax of 466 Squadron in which P J Hogan was navigator being shot down by German intruder aircraft on night 3/4 March 1945. The navigator and two gunners baled out successfully. The engineer left the aircraft but his parachute did…

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Thanks him for letter and the gift of a parcel of food. He states that contents were distributed to those still with them that were working at the time that the particular parachute that saved his life was manufactured. Says his address was given to…

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Comments on arrival of mail and that some for others had gone astray. Describes leave spent in Ireland in Dublin. which he compares favourably with dirty, old depressing England. Enjoyed food over there that was not available in England and describes…

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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 flak. Talks a little of his new crew.…

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Reports arrival of recent mail. Writes that he has received letters from the parents of each of the boys who seem to have taken it well apart from on father who was upset when he wrote. Catches up with other news of acquaintances. Says life is…

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Apologises for not sending birthday greetings. Catches up with news of friends who had lost colleagues. Says he does not need further parcels. Catches up with family news and says he has some addresses in Ireland. Catches up with more family gossip. …

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Reports arrival of mail, catches up with news of home and asks after relatives. Reports arrival of parcels from home, that he would be on the move soon and was hoping for improved conditions which would alleviate need for food parcels. Discusses his…

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Discusses recent mail arrival and frequency. Not doing much flying due to poor weather. Writes about going to York and seeing real snow for the first time in his life. Snow might relieve drabness of English towns and make it more like they imagined…

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Reports arrival of very welcome cakes. Asks after friends and family and writes of future plans to visit Dorset with engineer. Mentions listening to radio for home news and and other domestic financial matters. says he owes other friends/family…

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Writes of his panned activity to initiate their new English flight engineer into their Australian crew. Discusses best ways to send mail. Mentions other mail received and current weather. Writes of conditions on his station and that they were keen…

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Thanks him for airgram and apologises for not replying sooner. Says that he had been mucked about after doing a lot of flying and then being posted to an Australian squadron. Catches up with news and gossip asking how he was getting on. Continues by…

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Apologises for not writing sooner and describes activities as reasons. Describes recent leave activities. Complains about Yorkshire but says he is pleased to be on Halifax. Mentions mass every Sunday and acting as permanent altar boy. Comments on…

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Catches up with news and says he had been pretty lucky getting onto a modern liner with good food and weather. Writes a little about his activities. Mentions daily mass and that he knows many on board. Concludes with comments about friends and…

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Gives excuses for poor correspondence. Mentions he has now been on squadron for a month and still likes it. Catches up with her recent news and activities. Sends late birthday greetings. Mentions he has just had leave after completing five trips in a…

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Catches up with news and acknowledges receipt of £20. Mentions going to Leeds for dance and shows of which he was not impressed despite good reviews. Also acknowledges receipt of photographs and mentions Christmas greetings received. Continues with…

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Catches up with mail and family news and says that life is monotonous. His new skipper is on a course but would be back soon. Reports arrival of cake and hamper and says not to send anymore and discusses mail. More family and friends news and notes…

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Catches up with recent family news and mentions death of relative and a friend. Says he has no fear of death himself but tries to keep prepared as best he could. Writes of interrogation over his accident and relates eye witness account that only 40…

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Thanks him for cable and that he had just finished the last of his leave. Mention staying on base until the rest of his crew apart from one were buried at Harrogate. The other crew member's body was sent to Dorchester for a private funeral. Writes of…

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Writes about recent mail and catches up with family and friends news. Comments on conditions at his location including recent snow and thaw and burst water pipes. Reports arrival of cake and going to other nearby station to see Australian newsreels.…

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Reports on recent mail. Mentions Christmas and that he would soon be celebrating his first anniversary away from Australia. Mentions two day stand own over Christmas but 20 mile travel ban and his plans for the break. Continues with more news of mail…

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Writes about his daily activities and plans for the weekend. Mentions a medical problem with septic finger. Sates that he has increased his allotment and was enclosing some food ration coupons. Sent from No 1 Embarkation Depot Ransford Melbourne.

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From George Grundy thanking her for her letter and comments on the letter contents.

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A newspaper cutting, no source, no date, headed 'Have News?' seeking information about soldiers missing in action including George Grundy.
This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are…

MThompsonAJB121138-191003-01.pdf
Contains tables of bird watching activity and descriptions of birds; list of books; a large number of photographs of civilians, fellow prisoners including one of Wing Commander Day (Senior British Officer) and a Wellington. Followed by list of names…
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