Letter to Mrs Meredith from F/Lt Jack Lane

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Letter to Mrs Meredith from F/Lt Jack Lane

Description

A letter to Mrs Meredith about her husband (Eddie) who baled out of his damaged aircraft. Flight Lieutenant Lane expresses hope that Eddie will have landed safely and, if he has been taken prisoner, will soon be released and return home.

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Date

1945-05-04

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Two handwritten sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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MMeredithE1653288-180412-010003,
MMeredithE1653288-180412-010004

Transcription

F/LT J.D. Lane,
ROYAL AIR FORCE
DOWNHAM MARKET
NORFOLK
TEL.: DOWNHAM MARKET 232
4 May 1945.

Dear Mrs Meredith,
Thank you so much for writing to me. I can’t tell you how disturbed I was to hear about Eddie and his crew. The news seems pretty definite that they did bale out.
I have just come to Warboys for a few days from the above address (to which I return on Tuesday), and I met a crew here that came from Eddie’s squadron. Apparently the pilot has returned to the squadron, and states that he definitely saw all the rest of the crew get out safely.
So with good luck, you
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Ought to have him back again in good time, as the Huns certainly seem to have packed up now, and P.O.Ws are coming back to this country in thousands.
I know this time of waiting is terrible for you, but I’m certain you cannot have long to wait now, and we’ll soon have Eddie and the others back in this country.
With kind regards,
Yours very sincerely,
Jack Lane

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Citation

Jack Lane, “Letter to Mrs Meredith from F/Lt Jack Lane,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18642.

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