Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan passed on by Captain J M Yeoman,

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Title

Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan passed on by Captain J M Yeoman,

Description

Letter describing Robert's aircraft being shot down, baling out, suffering burns and now a prisoner of war. Yeoman states he was given the letter by a woman when he entered Fecamp.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-06
1944-09-11
1944-09-05

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Format

One page typewritten letter

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Identifier

MWareingR86325-161005-79

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Transcription

[underlined] Received 11th September, 1944. [/underlined]
[underlined] La Cerlaugue en Seine Inferieure. [/underlined]
[underlined] Tuesday August, 8th 1944. [/underlined]
seven o'clock p.m.
SQUADRON LEADER WAREING ROBERT. 86235.

To – Mrs Robert Wareing,
56 West Common Gardens,
Old Brumby,
[underlined] SCUNTHORPE. [/underlined]
LINCOLNSHIRE.
England.

Our air craft has been touched by a night fighter. It has fallen down in fore, 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 and good luck,
Love to everybody,
[underlined] Robert Wareing. [/underlined]

[underlined] Received 11th September, 1944. [/underlined]

Capt. J.M.Yeoman (170513)
533/191 (H & E Yeo) Fd.,
Regt. R.A. B L.A.
September 5th 1944.

My Dear Mrs. Wareing,
I am sending you a letter which was given to me by a woman when we entered the town of Fecamp a few days ago. I hope it will do something to re-assure you in your worries. The woman disappeared in the crowd before I could ask any questions.

I hope you soon have very good news – the end of it all and your your [sic] husbands' safe return.

Yours very truly,
[underlined] J.M. Yeoman. [/underlined]

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Citation

R Wareing and J M Yeoman, “Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan passed on by Captain J M Yeoman,,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28322.

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