Wynn, Ian Archer

Title

Wynn, Ian Archer
I A Wynn

Description

135 Items. Collection concerns Pilot Officer Ian Archer Wynn (1908 - 1943, 146838 Royal Air Force). After training as ground crew he remustered as a flight engineer and flew operations with 100 Squadron. He was killed 25 May 1943 on an operation from RAF Grimsby to Düsseldorf. Collection consists of a diary, a memorial book, an official report on what was his final operation, photographs of his crew, official correspondence from Air Ministry and British Red Cross, letters of condolence and a large number of letters from Ian Wynn to his wife Kathleen.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Patrick Anthony Wynn and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Additional information on Ian Archer Wynn is available via the IBCC Losses Database.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2015-07-13

Rights

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Identifier

Wynn, IA

Collection Items

Letter to Mrs Wynn from British Red Cross
They advise her not to correspond to her husband until it is established whether he is a prisoner of war.

Letter to Mrs Wynn from Air Ministry
Gives details of the outturn of service estate of the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn and total was £40 9s 11d. Payable order would be sent in a few days.

OHMS Envelope addressed to Mrs K Wynn
Opened envelope with Air Ministry RAF Form 2002.C and Glyn, Mills and Co markings.

Telegram to Mrs Wynn
Informs her that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943.

Letter from Barbara to Kath
Offers sympathy over news and says she will come over on Sunday

Letter from Mrs K Wynn to War Service Grants
Kathleen Wynn is surprised she has received no grant and lays out what she would expect with two children under 14 years old. Points out that it is unfair for someone who has a husband on active duties to be worse off than another with a husband…

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Writes about exams and that he probably could get a commission. Comments on the course he is doing and the quality of the food. Catches up with family and acquaintance news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He is worried about his son David. Catches up with other family news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He writes about needing some clean pyjamas. Mentions he has not been operating since he arrived at RAF Grimsby but in addition, he has not been able to get out. Catches up with family news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Ian writes about his operations to Berlin and Essen and that he hates the war. Mentions he has now done 17 operations. Catches up with family news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He writes about how he is miserable and missing her. He has been on four operations to Nuremberg, Cologne, St Nazaire and Berlin since he returned from leave. Mentions he has not heard about his commission.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He writes about an operation to St Nazaire he was on the previous night and due to the weather 16 Lancaster’s had to land at RAF Pershore. He hopes his boys are feeling better and he wants to go to Skegness on his next day off. This was Ian…

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Catches up with family news. Writes of new flight and aircrew taking ground crew for a drink in Grimsby along with an amusing incident. Reminisces and thinks about after the war.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Writes of short leave and train journey.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He wishes her a Happy Birthday and reminisces about when they met eleven years previously. Mentions that he went to the pictures and catches up with family news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Writes about returning from his leave and that he misses her. Catches up with family news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He writes about him bombing Kiel the previous night and that he has applied for leave.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Writes that he has no news and is browned off. Mentions that time went quicker when he was operating and it will take a long time to complete his tour. Catches up with family news and mentions a Rolls Royce course which he has applied for.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Ian writes that he bombed St Nazaire the previous evening. He received a parcel containing sea stockings and hopes to get some for his rear gunner. Catches up with family news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He writes about flying to St. Nazaire. He is not flying tonight and is going to RAF Binbrook. He misses his wife and mentions that they have been married for six years. Catches up with family news.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Thanks her for letter and cheque. Mentions skipper posted and crew went with him to RAF Grimsby. Describes local area and facilities. Catches up with domestic matters and mentions trip to Marham.

Envelope addressed to Mrs K Wynn
A torn handwritten envelope to Mrs Wynn postmarked Lincoln.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Writes of operational schedule and recent operation to Stuttgart. Mentions leave has been put back. Catches up with family news. Writes he is feeling miserable and meeting skipper's family. Writes that he has 11 operations to do.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
Mentions sorry to hear some bad news and then writes that he had flown to Munich and it was a “wizard” show.

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife
He writes that he was at Hamburg last night and that they are not operating from from Wickenby that night and that will help him sleep. Catches up with news of children.
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