Letter to Reg Wilson's Parents from Mac

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Title

Letter to Reg Wilson's Parents from Mac

Description

The letter is from one of Reg's old crew, Mac. He expresses sadness that he is missing and states he was an excellent flying companion.

Creator

Date

1944-02-25

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Format

Two handwritten sheets

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Identifier

EMcCarrollWilsonWJ-M440225-0001, EMcCarrollWilsonWJ-M440225-0002

Transcription

[Royal Air Force crest]

1061389. AC. McCARROLL.
HUT 12, SITE 7,
R.A.F. STATION,
ELVINGTON,
YORKS.

25-2-44.

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Wilson,

Just a few lines from one of Reg’s old crew. I was their mid-upper gunner until getting into some trouble for refusing to fly with another crew. Reg perhaps has told you of my case.

However, since then I’ve got the sad news of them reported missing & I do wish to sympathise with you all at home & his girl-friend Pat. I was very fond of my crew & happy when flying with them – that is why I had no faith in going with others. I thought the world off [sic] the boys & appreciated very much my highly skilled Navigator, because he pulled the old kite through many sticky patches back to base.

I have never yet met a crew with so much harmony as ours had, until

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the powers that be started to break us up & use us as “spare parts.” I sincerely hope you get good news of Reg. and I think you will because he has the best seat for leaving the kite in an emergency. If you do hear any news would you please let me know at the above address. I can give you two addressed of the crew. Johnny Bushell the rear gunners is:- 1 Brookfield Rd, Goldington, Bedford. & Laurie Underwood the Bomb Aimers is 2 South Durham St, Stockton-on-Tees.

Regards to you all at home & may God Bless you all.

Yours very Sincerely,

[underlined] “Mac” [/underlined]

Citation

Mac Mc Carroll, “Letter to Reg Wilson's Parents from Mac,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35639.

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