Letter to Mrs Brett from a member of his crew



Letter to Mrs Brett from a member of his crew


Writes that he saw Arthur Brett safely bale out of the aircraft. Presumes he went into hiding on reaching the ground and is sure he is alive. Sends regards from Stanley Alldis, member of the crew, who was a prisoner with the letter's author.



One page handwritten letter


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Dear Mrs. Brett,
Having just returned home to England, I’m hastening to write & give you what news I can of Arthur. There isn’t very much, but this I can say quite definitely. Arthur was absolutely unhurt when we were [deleted] fo [/deleted] given the order to bale out, & I saw him myself leave the aircraft successfully & safely. Those are the only absolute facts I can give, the rest must be conjecture. I do believe though that Arthur went into hiding on reaching the ground, & with the present confusion in Europe, it is quite understandable that he has not yet been able to contact the proper authorities.
I am convinced myself that your husband is alive and well, & I pray that very soon you will receive good news either of or from him.
Stanley Alldis, who spent spent [sic] some time with Arthur & yourself was a prisoner with me, & asked me to send you his regards & fervent wishes for Arthur’s safe return. I left him behind in the prison camp when I broke away at the end of April, but I have no doubt
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“Letter to Mrs Brett from a member of his crew,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 2, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26445.

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