Letter from John Matthews’ father to P Stevens

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Letter from John Matthews’ father to P Stevens

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Letter thanks Peter Stevens for the masterly way he brought his aircraft and crew back from operation on 6 August 1941, and as a result saved his son's life.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-08-23

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Two page handwritten letter

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EMatthewsJWStevensP410823

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51a. Queen Str.
Aspatria.
[underlined] Carlisle [/underlined]
23/8/41

Dear Mr. Stevens.
My son, John Mathews has expressed such admiration for you in his letters, for the masterly way you brought your ‘plane and Crew back safely from Op’s on the night of the 6th. Aug., that I feel I must congrqatulate you on a great performance.
After such an eventful trip to land without an undercarriage was really wonderful.
John says it is entirely due to you that he is still here. My wife & I
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warmly thank you.
I am very sorry that all the crew did not come through unscathed, and I sincerely hope they may all soon recover from their wounds.
I understand they are all making good progress: John expects to be out of hospital this week.
He informs me you are back on Op’s again, and expresses the wish that he may soon rejoin you.
Wishing you the best of luck Always.
I am,
Yours Sincerely,
J.W. Mathews

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J W Mathews, “Letter from John Matthews’ father to P Stevens ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10661.

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