Letter from David Donaldson to Air Historical Branch Air Ministry

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Letter from David Donaldson to Air Historical Branch Air Ministry

Description

David Donaldson points out that no mention was made of the one Halifax that he flew that went on a raid with Lancasters over Berchtesgaden in April 1945.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1954-09-29

Contributor

Frances Grundy

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Two page handwritten letter

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EDonaldsonDWAirMin540929

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TELEPHONE,
KENSINGTON 4154.
D.W. DONALDSON Esq,
1A CRESCENT PLACE,
LONDON,
S.W.3.
29/9/54
Dear Sirs,
Official History of the R.A.F. Volume III
On page 277 of the above volume there is a very slight inaccuracy. The raid on Berchtesgaden on 25th April 1945 included not only Lancasters but at least one Halifax. I was the pilot of one from No. 192 Squadron (B.S.) of 100 Group; in addition to our normal investigation duties, which may [inserted] on this occasion [/inserted] not have been taken too seriously, some bombs were dropped.
[deleted] It was most a [/deleted] It was a most enjoyable trip (“Wing Commander's weather”), and as a raid probably as safe as any, but it was also a most satisfying [inserted] climax to the war [/inserted] [deleted] experience [/deleted] and it seems a pity to have deprived the Halifax of its place 'at the death'
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I have enjoyed immensely all three volumes. It was difficult during the war to have much idea of the R.A.F's work as a whole and this history has been well worth waiting for.
Yours faith.
D.W.Donaldson
Ex W/Cdr & O.C. 192 Sqdn.

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Citation

David Donaldson, “Letter from David Donaldson to Air Historical Branch Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11980.

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