Letter to Allan Smith from the Caterpillar Club

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Letter to Allan Smith from the Caterpillar Club

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The letter is a response for Allan's request to become a member of the Caterpillar Club after his safe use of a parachute.

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1944-10-04

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One printed sheet

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EIrvinLLSmithAC441004

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LESLIE L. IRVIN
F.R.Ae.S., F.R.S.A.
HONORARY SEC.
EUROPEAN BRANCH

ICKNIELD WAY
LETCHWORTH
HERTFORDSHIRE
ENGLAND

[picture]
CATERPILLAR CLUB

October 4, 1944.

Sgt. A.C. Smith,
Gefangenennummer: 263625,
M-STAMMLAGER LUFT 3,
DEUTSCHLAND.

[rubber stamp] GEPRUFT 87 [/rubber stamp]

Dear Sgt. Smith,

Many thanks for your post card and I am indeed glad that you were able to save your life with an Irvin Chute.

I have much pleasure in welcoming you as a member of the Caterpillar Club, and will certainly do as you have requested with your Caterpillar Pin, as soon as we are able to obtain one for you, although I regret to say that there is a possibility that this may not be until after the war, due to supply restrictions.

Enclosing your Membership Card herewith, with our compliments and best wishes, I am,

Yours sincerely,

Leslie Irvin

Leslie L. Irvin.

MEL.
Encl.

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Citation

Leslie Irvin, “Letter to Allan Smith from the Caterpillar Club,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33353.

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