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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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Two letters – but only one intact

              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Btn AIF 8th Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad Another Sunday has come round and of course that means that except for church parade the day is … Continue reading

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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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One step removed from a base job… two letters

TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon Composite Carrier Group New Guinea Forces New Guinea 11th Oct 1942 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the 27th arrived today along with one from Mae Menzie and one from Mrs Toomey.  … Continue reading

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