On September 14, 2001, the following correspondence was received by me from Michael Skeet in England. Michael is researching information at the Public Records Office (PRO) in Kew relating to his own father's service with 158 Squadron.

"A couple of snippets from records received today from the PRO. Firstly, on the same day (16/6/42) as my Dad was posted from 158 Sqn to 10 Sqn a Flt Lt Porter (70549) is listed as having arrived at 158 Sqn from 22 OTU. I wondered if this was your Pop.? Also a Sgt Patterson (R67304) from 22 OTU, is this J.R.P? Also there is a listing for 21/7/42 showing ...... "Flt Lt Porter flew 4.15 sea search for Sgt Dillon without success. Aircraft of 16 Group also searched without success. Op's called. 5 A/C called for attacked Duisburg and 2 Nickels. Total op, hours flown - 28.56"

The above is further confirmation of the information contained in "Pop's Progress" and "Don Hall's Story".