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1653 Heavy Conversion Unit at Chedburgh, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Jean - Johnston’s aunt, in England

Dean - Johnston’s brother, stationed near Cambridge, north of London

Bob - Livingstone, Johnston’s bomb aimer

Gen - General information, background

Barb - Johnston’s girlfriend in Ontario

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

Matteson, Ria - Johnston’s cousin in Canada

Airgraph - Letter written on a special form that was then photographed, sent overseas, developed, printed and placed in an envelope for delivery

Supplementaries - Training on the specialties of other crew members, such as navigation and bombing
May 2, 1944 (Tuesday)

Got a parcel from Aunt Jean and a letter from Dean today – no Canadian mail.

Dean has had a file stuck in his knee apparently and has gone to sick bay. Didn’t have much else of news interest, he’s going to be OK I guess.

Bob is supposed to be out Friday according to the latest gen. Hope so.

Wrote Barb, Mom blueforms and Ria Matteson and Aunt Jean airgraphs.

Had supplementaries today – did Navigation all afternoon (there’s a lot I’d forgotten). A terrific wind sprung up today.

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