Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Writes with frustration over on/off operations and that on a very long operation the night before last was a murder trip when they lost 22 pals. Writes that he is not getting tired of her and he will see her a soon as he can.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-26

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Three page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440626

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunker’s Hill,
[underlined] Lincoln. [/underlined]
[page break]
A417512
F/S. Payne. M.H.
R.A.F.
Bardney
etc.
Sunday
My Darling,
Hell, but I’ll bet you’re sore with me. I’m awfully sorry dearest and I honestly mean it.
Oh damn it all I’m in a fed up mood tonight though. They came around to all our huts this morning – it seemed we’d only just gone to bed – and told us to get up immediately prepared to fly and have our meal -which we did. At one O’clock flying was temporarily cancelled.
[page break]
xx
We were told to stand by then for flying and we’re still standing by and expect a call about 2 or 3 in the morning. It’s about 11.0. now.
The night before last we went on a trip before sunset and were still flying at sunrise next morning. Everybody had had themselves and had to fly again last night on a murder trip.
We lost 22 of our pals last night.
Darling, you asked me in a letter the other day if I was getting tired of you. I’m not.
[page break]
xxx
Please try and believe me won’t you. I’ll be glad when these bloody Ops. are all over.
I waited in the mess for you to phone today but the rain must have kept you inside.
There isn’t any news to tell you Angel so I guess I’ll go to bed. I’ll come in as soon as I can.
Night for now darling
All my all
[underlined] Malcolm [/underlined
Xxxxxxx
Xxxxxxx
Xxxxxx
Xxxxxxx
[circled X X] ?
P.S. I love you. xx

Collection

Citation

M Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10604.

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