Letter to Joan Wareing from her husband Bob

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Title

Letter to Joan Wareing from her husband Bob

Description

Sent from France describing how his aircraft was shot down by a fighter, caught fire and he baled out. He was burned but treated by a French doctor. He was in hospital near Le Havre.

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Date

1944-08-08

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWareingRWareingJ440808

Transcription

[underlined] La Cerlaugue en Seine Inférieure. [/underlined]

Tuesday, August, 8th 1944.
seven 'o clock p.m

SQUADRON LEADER WAREING ROBERT 86235.

To - Mrs Robert Wareing,
56 West Common gardens,
[underlined] Scunthorpe [/underlined],
Lincolnshire,
England.

Our air craft has been touched by a night fighter. It has fallen down in fire, but I had time to jump off in parachute. I got several important blisters and burns, but a French Doctor tended me with great skilfulness – I hope to be soon in good health – I am now a prisoner, not for a long time – My watch, ring, personal papers and money are in good place. I am to sleep in a hospital at about 30 miles from Havre.

Cheeri-o [sic] and good luck,
Love to everybody,

[underlined] Robert Wareing [/underlined].

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Citation

R Wareing, “Letter to Joan Wareing from her husband Bob,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 19, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28272.

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