Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Wing Commander J Collier

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Title

Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Wing Commander J Collier

Description

To Air Ministry concerning bombing results. 700 bombs being plotted possibly undershooting. Request they must get Mosquito by next moon.

Date

1944-03-12

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Format

One-page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

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Identifier

SCheshireGL72021v10046

Transcription

[underlined] MOST SECRET. [/underlined]

No. 617 Squadron.
RAF. Station,
Woodhall Spa, Lincs.

12th. March, 1944.

Dear

Thank you for your letter. We are in the midst of plotting something like 700 bombs, and will let you know the tendency of errors as soon as possible. I think personally I will turn out to be slightly undershooting.

I enclose a memorandum for you perusal. It is most important that we get the Mosquito by next moon. The criterion is clearly how important our type of attack is considered to be.

All the very best,
Yours
GLC

W/Cdr. J. Collier DSC., DFC.,
E. Ops. 3222, Air Ministry,
King Charles Street.,
[underlined]Whitehall, London, S.W.1.[/underlined]

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Citation

Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, “Letter from Leonard Cheshire to Wing Commander J Collier,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16968.

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