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Allan Joseph Couper grew up in Australia and joined the Air Training Corps as a teenager. He was employed by the State Electricity Company until he volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force. He was accepted for aircrew training as a pilot and…

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Joe Shuttleworth was born and raised in Brisbane but also spent a lot of time with family in the Melbourne area. He volunteered for aircrew and soon began training as a gunner. After initial training he sailed to the United States and on to the UK.…

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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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Wal Goodwin grew up near Melbourne, was conscripted in the Australian Army but was discharged due to his father’s reserved farming occupation. He later volunteered for the Australian Air Force and received his initial training of meteorology, Morse…

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Cutting 1 is a Comet racer surrounded by many spectators, captioned 'History in the Making. The D.H. Comet, piloted by C.W.A. Scott and T. Campbell Black, crossing the finishing line at Melbourne and so winning the England to Australia air race of…

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Informing her that Dennis Kelly had been admitted to sick quarters at RAF Waddington on 24 June 1944 as he suffered a slight concussion while on air operations in Lancaster.

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Informing her that her husband previously reported missing has arrived safely back in United Kingdom on 6 September 1944.

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Letter of appreciation for his service from Air Force Board of the Royal Australian Air Force. At the bottom a Caterpillar club certificate of membership made out to F/O D V Kelly.

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Informing her that as her husband is reported missing as a result of air operations on 19 July 1944, his motor car could not be easily stored or returned to Australia. It would be kept for three months and then sold and proceeds held on his behalf.…

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A postcard written by Flying Officer Alexandratos to Mrs Cahir about Jim reporting that he was a prisoner of war.

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A letter about Jim Cahir from Des. He says he is being well treated.

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Jim writes to his mother that he is now stationed in a new camp without a worry or care and is in the best of health. He requests that Auntie Louie is given permission to act as his next-of-kin.

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Letter from Jim Cahir to his mother telling her about the things he has been doing and the places he has visited in New Zealand. He tells her about how well the locals are treating the Australian Airmen and trying to make them feel at home.

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Handwritten letter on "Union Jack Club" headed notepaper from Sergeant F S Cahir to his mother, outlining his activities since arriving in Christchurch.

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A postcard receipt sent to the Australian Red Cross for a parcel sent to Jim Cahir from his mother. The parcel has been received at Stalag IVB.

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Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother from his Prisoner of War camp in Germany. He writes hoping they are all well and tells them that he is okay; that time drags but he is kept occupied with lectures and talks; and is attending…

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Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he is well and wishes his mother a happy birthday. He also writes about the entertainment provided at the camp, which he says is very good, that he is progressing with…

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Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he is well and joined a sing-song on St Patrick’s day with some Irishmen. He also writes about his lecture and meeting an Airforce person who knew his brother and a…

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Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he is well and that he had just had his first letter since being captured and hoping that they are not worrying about him. He also writes about the best way to send…

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Postcard from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes about the weather and his activities including watching some South African prisoners perform a Zulu war dance on Union day, May 31st. He also writes that he hasn’t…

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Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he has received two letters from them, about family and friends, that the Red Cross has provided clothing for him, about the recent Corpus Christie parade and of going…

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Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he is well and received some correspondence from them, and mentions other letters he has received. He also writes about attending a church service where a prayer for…

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Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he has received a parcel from them, about other correspondence sent and received, social activities, going to Mass on Armistice Day and hoping his mother has been…
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