Letter to Hedley Madgett's mother from Officer Commanding 61 Squadron

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Title

Letter to Hedley Madgett's mother from Officer Commanding 61 Squadron

Description

Letter confirming that Hedley Madgett's aircraft failed to return from operations on 17/18 August 1943. However there was nothing known that could be connected to the aircraft's non return. Writes that it takes some time for any news to come through from Red Cross. There is a chance that crew escaped by parachute. Cannot at this time release names of other members of crew. Loss of her son on last operational mission was shock to the squadron. Contains list of Hedley Madgett's 30 Operations. Contains confidential note asking relatives not to disclose date, place or circumstance of missing personnel in any published notices.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-08-19

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘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. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

Two page typewritten letter, typewritten list and printed leaflet

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Identifier

EOC61SqnMadgettAG430819

Citation

W M Penman, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's mother from Officer Commanding 61 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18722.

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