Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Lillie Moore



Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Lillie Moore


Asks if there is any more news of her son Harold who lost his life on March 2nd 1943. Notes that others survived. She appreciates the kindness of those who have written to her. She still has hope that her son will return. She has read some work about bomber pilots which have helped her feel closer to her son.




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Two page handwritten letter


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File & BF.
Boones Mill Va.
Jan. 13th 1944
Dear Mr. Cheshire,
I am writing you again, hoping you may be able to tell me a little something more concerning my son Sgt. Harold Barbour Moore who lost his life on March 2nd 1943.
I have learned that F/O Sauter[?]-Smith is safe as well as Sgt. [name indecipherable] and P/O Blackmore. I still can't feel that Harold wont come back yet I know I have so little to base my hope on. Those connected with the crew have been so wonderful to write to me and I do appreciate their kindness. I have been advised to enquire about Harolds insurance. I know so little of the ways in which the R.A.F. And R.C.A.F. Work I shall appreciate any information in any way you may give me.
A friend of Harold's with whom he spent leaves has been so nice
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to write to me and she sent me “Tail Gunner” also wrote me about “Bomber Pilot” and it may interest you to know I am trying now to get it.
I liked the book “Tail Gunner”. I felt a little closer to Harold after I read it.
I again wish you to know that I appreciate the way you spoke of my son and shall appreciate any information you may be able to give me.
With kindest wishes to you and those with you.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Lillie B. Moore



L Moore, “Letter to Leonard Cheshire from Lillie Moore,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16893.

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