Letter to Doris from Monty Pease's Father



Letter to Doris from Monty Pease's Father


The letter explains that he has talked to the only survivor of the crashed aircraft. He describes the events when the aircraft was shot down.




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One double sided handwritten letter


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73. Emscote Road, Warwick.

May 30th [letter damaged – year missing]

Dear Doris

I did not reply to your last letter before because I was waiting information from the only survivors of the plane upon his return to England. This happened 10 days ago. He tells me that on the fateful night while over Hanover bound for Berlin a night fighter hit the Lancaster with the result that he – the tail gunner and the mid gunner were the only two able to bail out. [letter damaged – wording could be “I was” [/letter damaged] able to see the third gunner present [one or two words missing] to open[?] out. He is sure the rest of the [word missing] would not have suffered following upon [two words missing] with the full bomb load on board. He says he was interned in one of those horror camps and is more or less than a complete wreck.

He had made up his mind to visit the parents of the rest of the crew when he felt able to do so. From this you will see that your [indecipherable word] & confident hopes of his

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[one or two words missing] were not to be [indecipherable word] [missing word] can[?] only console myself that he did not [one or two words missing] and[?] that he has joined his dear mother. May[?] be she wanted him.

I try to be brave, but I have quiet thoughts of how great the miss is.

The daughters join with me in sending you warmest wishes.

Yours sincerely
W.T Pease

We should[?] be delighted if you could pay us a [word missing – visit[?]] some week end when [two or three words missing]



WH Pease, “Letter to Doris from Monty Pease's Father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28300.

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