Letter to David Donaldson from Victor Waterhouse

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Title

Letter to David Donaldson from Victor Waterhouse

Description

Writes it was good to hear from David and his old crew appreciated it. Old crew have nearly finished their tour but the weather has been holding them up. Writes of bad week with losses. Continues with news of crew.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-11-30

Contributor

Frances Grundy

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Format

Three page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EWaterhouseVDonaldsonDW431130

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Transcription

[RAF Crest]
Officers Mess
Warboys
30/11/43.

Dear Skipper
It was certainly good to hear from you, & your letter was very much appreciated by all the old crew. Its very good to hear from you when you must have more worries on your mind.
Yes we have nearly completed our trips now, another six, the weather has been holding us up, also the Skipper has his W/C and he is not doing them so often.
We had a very bad week last week, we lost three of
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our crews. W/C White was a very big loss to us, he had only three more to do. The other crew I don't think you know as they were fairly new here.
We have been trying to get up to Faldingworth but up to now have been unlucky, we [underlined] will [/underlined] make it one of these days.
Mackie has to go for an interview tomorrow at 92 Group H.Q. so it looks as if he is bound for an office job which he says he he won't care for one bit.
Well all the Boys join me
P.T.O.
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in wishing you the very best of luck & happy landings in the Halifaxes.
Hoping to see you in the very near future.
Yours,
[underlined] V. Waterhouse [/underlined]

Collection

Citation

V Waterhouse, “Letter to David Donaldson from Victor Waterhouse,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15040.

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