Letter from Stan Mayer's father to Mr Blandford

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Letter from Stan Mayer's father to Mr Blandford

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Letter to a fellow crew member's father commenting on the lack of information and promising to share any new information.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-04-14

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One handwritten letter

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EMeyerFBlandfordJ440414

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EMeyerFBlandfordJ440414

Letter from F Mayer to a Mr Blandford regarding missing aircrew and what little information is available.

48 Cloudesdale Road
Balham
S.W.17.

[written diagonally beneath address] arrived safe [indecipherable] letters or numbers [/deleted]

Dear Mr Blandford.
Thanks for your very welcome letter, yes I to [sic] believe that our loved ones are safe, a strong feeling which I have had for the past few days. I was considerably relieved when I was notified that it was Stuttgart and not Berlin.
I visited the Red Cross a day after the bad news, but as you say it is far to [sic] soon yet, another point to be considered is that they will not give up easily if the crew on a whole, find the least possibility of returning home, without the necessity of being taken prisoners of war, then they will do so. Also in case you didn't know, every eveing [sic] @ approx: 8.30 – 9 pm, a list of airmen Prisoners of War are given out on the German news in English. Athlone on some radios. If I receive a “capture”card I shall definitely send a telegram to you within a few mins [sic] of receiving; hoping you will do the same.
Yours Sincerely
F. Mayer.

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F Mayer, “Letter from Stan Mayer's father to Mr Blandford,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15763.

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