Letter from D J Hegarty



Letter from D J Hegarty


Addressed dear sweetheart. Catches up with news of friends in England. Mentions another trips still to do before leave. Mentions that they were shot up a and the navigator and wireless operator were wounded and they crash landed on return. Concludes with news of his activities. Added annotation 'dated 2.7.44, heard from Jerry, went to Cox and Fish, G going to hospital on Tuesday'.




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Three page handwritten letter


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Aust 420561
F/O Hegarty D.J.
R.A.F. Coningsby Lincs.

Dear Sweetheart,

I was very glad to get your letter & also the card telling me Jack was in England. I also got a telegram from him but it was read to me over the phone & I didn't get all the news. I've written a letter to him to-day so I'm hoping to hear from him this coming week.

Well I've had my wireless fired up & its going all right again now. The car is still going strong too.

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You asked us about the trip & exams. Well I've passed the exam but I still have one trip more to do. I doubt whether I'll get that done before next leave as a couple of nights ago we were shot up & the navigator & wireless operator were wounded, not too badly though. We made a crash landing on return & no-one else was hurt. Scotty has his hand bandaged & its pretty sore as he has a few shell splinters in it. Still we're all alive & kicking which is a good thing.

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Sorry to hear Geoffrey is on the sick list. I hope he is o.k. Now.

Last night we went & visited some people near here. I told you about them before. We had a nice quite [sic] evening & came home early.

That's about all for right now, so I Will close.

Sincerely Yours,


[inserted] 2.7.44
heard from Terry
went to Cox & Fish.
G. going to hospital
on Tuesday. [/inserted]


D J Hegarty, “Letter from D J Hegarty,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32537.

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