Christmas Card and crew notes

PWatsonC17010069.jpg

Title

Christmas Card and crew notes

Description

A Christmas Card signed by Pete 'Mid Upper here'. In it is described a raid on Politz on 21.12.44 and diverted to RAF Milltown due fog. Then on 22.12.44 he flew to RAF Wick to pick up a crew that had crashed there. There are several signatures.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-12-27

Contributor

Rights

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Format

One printed card with handwritten annotations

Language

Type

Identifier

PWatsonC17010069

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

Hope you have a
MERRY CHRISTMAS
and a
HAPPY NEW YEAR
[inserted] [two signatures] [/inserted]
Mid upper here.
[page break]
[inserted] [six signatures] [/inserted]
Crews signatures and mates.
21 Dec 44 Raided Politz and diverted to Milltown Scotland, due to fog over base
22 Dec 44 Flew to Wick to pick up crew that had crashed the previous night and written their Lancaster aircraft off. They were room mates of ours. Spent the whole of Christmas at Wick, fog cleared on the 27 Dec 44 and we returned to base.

Citation

“Christmas Card and crew notes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 30, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18551.

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