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RAF Bomber Command, 115 Squadron at Witchford, near Ely

Battle order - List of airmen going on a bombing mission

Boden - Pilot in 115 Squadron at Witchford

Pukka - Genuine, real

Blueform - A blue coloured combination airmail letter and envelope, developed during the war specifically for use to or from military personnel based overseas

Barb - Johnston’s girlfriend in Ontario
August 8, 1944 (Tuesday)

Got up about noon. Not on battle order (because our new Squadron Leader said he couldn’t find me – clueless dolt).

Sat around all afternoon but after a bit of flap about putting me on instead of Boden as he hadn’t done a pukka night trip, things quietened down and I spent the night writing letters. Wrote a blueform to Mom and sent some pictures, also a letter and pictures to Barb.

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