Letter from Harold Wakefield to his parents



Letter from Harold Wakefield to his parents


Writes about the issue of the 1939-45 star which he and his crew had received. Relates that he had to bale out after his aircraft had been in collision with a Halifax. mentions damage received and describes crew abandoning the aircraft. Goes on to describe his decent and landing and walking to a small village and subsequent events. Found that his aircraft had been landed by the pilot with one other crew still aboard. Explains why one crew did not bale out. Goes on to mention events on their return to base. Explains that if he was on operations they need not worry all the next days as there would be a telegram by 10 o'clock if anything had happened to him.




Eight page handwritten letter and envelope


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H E Wakefield, “Letter from Harold Wakefield to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33698.

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