Monthly Archives: September 1943

You got the wrong impression… I wasn’t at Lae

  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 22nd Sept 43 Dear Mother Your welcome letter of the 15th arrived today.  Sorry to hear you’ve been sick Mother and hope you’re alright again now.  The weather seems just as … Continue reading

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Attending a school…or not? – two letters

                                TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Btn AIF 13th Sept 43 envelope – ‘Opened by Censor’ Dear Mother Just a few lines hoping to find … Continue reading

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Following disaster, an attempt at reassurance

Following the worst aviation disaster in Australia’s history on September 7 1943, Dad wrote a very short letter to his parents – the shortest ever, in fact – presumably simply to reassure them that he was alive and well. In … Continue reading

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A gruelling exercise and the wrath of the censor

  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 4th Sept 43 Dear Mother & Dad I’m in a power of strife here.  I’ve got a stack of letters – a bunch of them arrived during a battalion exercise and … Continue reading

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