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Letters of James Bayley Watchorn (1921-1943), written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the RAAF during WW2.

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Watchorn, JB Letters of James Bayley Watchorn (1921-1943), written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the RAAF during WW2. Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Copies of letters of James Bayley Watchorn written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the RAAF during World War 2. The letters are exceptionally well written and reflect his feelings about his life as a fighter pilot and the people he met and include descriptions of the countries where he was stationed - Rhodesia where he trained, UK and West Africa - although he descreetly avoided reference to the war or his flying duties.He had been educated at Hutchins School and did the first year of his law course at the University of Tasmania before enlisting. L11/1

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Hobart, Rhodesia, England, West Africa, fighter pilot World War 2, RAAF, message map, James Bayley Watchorn
Publisher: Royal Society of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 03:22
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15396
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