Category Archives: Papua New Guinea

More or less grounded; rumours emanating from the top, a dire shortage of paper and a bolt disappears into chest hair.

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF NG 21st Oct 42 Dear Mother & Dad Strange as it may seem the address is the same … Continue reading

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Dick’s kept pretty busy; we find a marvellous swimming spot

TX 1004 Cpl M L Hickman 33rd Platoon Composite Carrier Group NGF New Guinea 5/10/42 Dear Mother & Dad As Mail has now become our only connecting link with civilisation you can well imagine how pleased I was to get … Continue reading

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Meeting fearsome mosquitoes and Yanks with Frigidaires

1st October 42 Dear Mother & Dad After quite a flood of rumours about complete suspension of mail and all that sort of thing it was a relief when Ack brought a bunch of mail out today and more pleasing … Continue reading

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Moresby not a bad little place but the jungle an incarnation of hell

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon Composite Carrier Group NGF New Guinea 25/9/42 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines to let you know I’m still happy in the service and quite fit and well and hoping … Continue reading

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