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Kenneth Trueman was working as a carpenter before he volunteered for the RAF and trained as a navigator in South Africa He flew operations with 640 Squadron. On their twenty fifth operation his aircraft was attacked by a night fighter. He baled out…

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Lawrence Penn grew up in Australia and worked as a bank clerk before he volunteered for the Air Force. He flew 40 operations as a pilot with 226 Squadron. After the war he had his own air taxi company and also flew for Qantas.

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Martin Catty grew up in London and was evacuated to Westward Ho! with his school at the beginning of the war. He completed a short training course at Cambridge University in 1942 and joined Air Force. After training he flew 40 operations as a…

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Ralph White grew up in Melbourne, Australia and originally joined the army. He later volunteered to become aircrew and undertook initial pilot training at Benella and Mallala in Australia before sailing to the UK via San Francisco and New York. He…

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John with others walking down a street in New York.

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Two photographs showing John (has a bandaged face) with others when they were in New York in transit from Australia to UK.

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John Blair standing with Leo Balderamos on a tall building with a cityscape in the background.

Caption: 'John Blair (left) and Leo Balderamos of Belize on the Empire State Building, New York, in October 1942'.

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Starts with account of movements in RAF for 1941. Continues lwith entries for daily activities. Embarks Greenock, Leaves Milford Haven on 8 January for voyage across Atlantic and describes voyage to Canada. Arrives Moncton 20 January describes daily…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is six men on a beach, captioned 'At Keppoch Beach day before we left'.
Photo 2 is 12 airmen standing on the station platform, captioned 'On station at Sackville, N.B.'
Photo 3 is four airmen on the station…

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The letter contains news from Bagotville.

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Writes that he had been so busy he had little time to write letters and catch up with all his mail. Asks after Bill's work and comments on petrol rationing in Canada. Mentions although it was expensive to travel by train but he was seeing plenty of…

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Had just arrived in Canada. Mentions and describes some aspects of voyage and arrival in New York. Followed by train journey to Moncton Canada awaiting posting to flying training unit.

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Writes that he is thrilled with his promotion and although he would have loved to come home, was sure she would be happy that he was staying in Canada. Says he is on leave and spending time with Canadian friends. Wished she could have been at…

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Writes he was settling into his new life and that his new course would last 14 weeks and would include lecturing. Says he had a good time in New York before returning to Toronto. Spend the remainder of leave with Canadian friends. Currently billeted…

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Thanks Leonard Cheshire for writing when her brother Warrant Officer Brian O'Grady was reported missing. Writes that she has not given up hope,

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Letter from Sergeant Cahir to his Mum and Vincent. In it he tells them all about his leave in New York, the places he has been and the shows he has seen.

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An air to air image of a Lincoln, RF522 'G' over New York, with the Empire State building in the background.

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Photograph 1 is a Lincoln flying over New York, captioned 'Over New York 1947'.
Photograph 2 is seven airmen in swimming trunks. Five are standing and two are sitting. It is captioned 'Jack Smalley, Harry Boness Reg Williams on the banks of the…

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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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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.

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Partial view of New York out of rear turret. There is part of a tail of a Lancaster bottom right. In the distance Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

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New York scenes. The first is of the Chrysler Building taken from a tall building. There are other tall buildings and a river, in the distance. Captioned 'Chrysler Bldg.'. The second is taken from a few floors up looking down on parked and moving…

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