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Harry joined the Royal Australian Air Force on 25 June 1942 as a wireless operator/air gunner and received his initial training in Australia before going to Canada for his trade training.

He sailed on the SS Johan Van Barneve to San Francisco and…

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A street level view looking up to the top of the Empire State Building.

Covering the period 3 December 1941 to 1945 it details Jack's initial training, sailing from New Zealand to Canada and subsequent train journey, visiting a fox farm, canoeing, taking exams and getting the results and trips in the snow. Qualifying as…

The photograph on the left of the left page shows two men in military uniforms standing next to a sign with indecipherable writing near Malahat Chalet. Aircrew brevets can be seen on the top left pockets of the men's uniforms.
The photograph on the…

The photograph on the left shows the Alfred E. Smith State Office Building in Albany behind some trees and a road. Cars can be seen on the road.
The photograph in the middle of the left page shows cars and other motor vehicles on a road situated…

The photograph on the left of the left page shows cars and other motor vehicles on a road with buildings lining either side of the street.
The photograph on the top centre of the left page shows women walking down a street. Signs are being carried…

Winston Churchill being cheered in Sheffield; naval warfare in the Atlantic; German invasion of Russia; actions of the Free French Forces plus photographs of various military leaders.

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His prospects of leave are diminishing since they have a date to move regardless of whether they finish the course. He asks Jean about flying bombs. He has been going by bus into Newark, three miles away. They have become engaged and he asks her…

He disembarked in the United States and travelled to Canada by train via New York. It was comfortable with excellent food.

Jack is spending Christmas with his cousin near New York. He has been to a few films and shows. He has been promoted to Pilot Officer.

He thanks her for her letters and makes several cheeky comments. He passed his exams and they have had a graduation dinner. His visit to his sister has been granted.

Writes that Air Force regulations state that transatlantic marriages are not recognised or condoned. Mentions her flying to Ontario and his financial plans to save money. Goes on to describe his activities in New York including a tour of USS Missouri…

Acknowledges her letter. Describes future plans. Mentions he was sending a photograph. Comments on Mr Carter's visit to London. Signed Heathcliff.

[first page missing] Writes of letter he had just received from her and mentions that he had had some letters he sent to her returned to him. Mentions saving money to pay for her to join him. Writes of work distributing newspapers. Mentions his plans…

Expresses his feelings for her. Says he had re-read all her letters. Says how much he enjoyed London. Writes of visit to New York and hopes she will visit him there. Mentions some of his activities. Continues with chat and gossip. Signs Heathcliff.

Catches up with news of Christmas holidays. Comments on Carter and Nixon. Mentions liking the idea of her carolling. Signed Heathcliff.

12 Lancasters from 35 Squadron flying over New York. North Brother Island and Rikers Island can be seen in the top left of the photograph.The aircraft are in the post-war black and white colour scheme.

Detailed description of journey by train across the United States with comments about America and descriptions of many towns and cities passed through. Comments on some of his and his companions' activities. Makes several comparisons with Australia.

Writes of both being dancers and asks when she would be in New York so she could see her dance.

300 more American warships are now protecting shipping routes following President Roosevelt’s order on 12 September. Numbers of vessels in American navy at the outbreak of war are listed and the number will steadily increase.

William Sebold, a…
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