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In the mid-1970s I read a story about a spaceship crewed by people (or one person) who had been incorporated into the ship (I think), and had most of their memories temporarily erased before the mission against "the enemy" - they had been promised that after the mission they would have their memories restored, and return to civilian life. At the end of the story it becomes clear that

the crew is being fooled - the enemy is the legitimate government of their home planet, and their last mission has destroyed the facility storing their memories.

I was reading a lot of Galaxy collections back then, so it might have appeared in one of them.

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City of Yesterday by Terry Carr (I remembered reading Beyond Control and checked its table of contents - and even though the title didn't sound that familiar, the Archived version matched my memories.

This question is therefore a duplicate of this one, but I focused on different aspects than the previous questioner

In the mid-1970s I read a story about a spaceship crewed by people (or one person) who had been incorporated into the ship (I think), and had most of their memories temporarily erased before the mission against "the enemy"

J-1001011 felt his heart speed up momentarily, before Chaiies’s nerve-implants detected and corrected it.

When the Control machines had come for him he had been ten years old, old enough to know his own name, but they had erased it. They had had to clear his memory for the masses of minute data he’d need for service, so the machines had stored his personal memories in neat patterns of microenergy, waiting for his release.

their last mission has destroyed the facility storing their memories.

"Who your parents were, on what planet they lived — all this information has been destroyed in the city on Rhinstruk. It was the archives center of the Galactic Federation, storing all the memory-data of our service humans. Useless information, since none of it will ever be used again — and potentially harmful, because the humans assigned to guard it were engaged in a plot to broadcast the data through official machine communications channels to the original holders of the memories. So it became necessary to destroy the city.”

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