RAF Waltham Xmas eve 1943

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RAF Waltham Xmas eve 1943

Description

Multi-line poem mentions forty aircrew returning from Berlin trying to land on fogbound airfield, crashed and killed on Christmas eve.

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One-page printed document

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RAF WALTHAM XMAS EVE 1943

Happy Christmas!
We call to our friends
But how quickly
Happiness ends
Forty of our aircrew
Returning from Berlin
And almost home
Trying to land
On our fog bound drome
Crashed this Christmas night
Are now lying dead
In medical flight
On the sad task
That had to be done
The M.O. sadly reflected
All these young lives
And I couldn’t save one!

Citation

“RAF Waltham Xmas eve 1943,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39737.

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