Brett, Arthur Charles

Title

Brett, Arthur Charles
A C Brett

Description

9 items. Arthur Brett (1867875 Royal Air Force). He flew operations as a flight engineer with 57 Squadron and was killed 11 November 1944. Collection consisits of letters from crew member, the Air Ministry, chaplain, as well as missing in action telegram, newspaper cuttings and a photograph of his grave.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by William John Hastings and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Additional information on Arthur Brett is available via the IBCC Losses Database.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2020-01-27

Rights

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Identifier

Brett, AC

Collection Items

Sgt A C Brett grave
White cross with 1867875 Sgt A C Brett RAF 11.11.44.

Newspaper report concerning Flight Sergeant A C Brett
Previously reported missing now presumed to have been killed. Gives other personal details. Includes head and shoulders portrait of man in flying jacket.

40,000 firebombs hit Mannheim at once
Reports attack on Mannheim using incendiaries by Stirling, Halifax, Lancaster, Manchester, Wellington and Hampdens.

Letter to Mrs K Brett from the Air Ministry
Informs her that further investigation by the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service had located her husbands place of burial at Heidenau. Informs her that all fallen would be transferred to specially selected military cemeteries and…

Telegram to Mrs Brett
Informing her that her husband was missing following operations on 11 November 1944.

Letter to Mrs Brett from the chaplain at RAF Strubby
Writes to express sympathy on hearing her husband was reported missing. Mentions his task as flight engineer and hopes better news will reach her but if not she should be proud that his efforts brought nearer the days of victory and peace.

Letter to Mrs McLaughlin from the Air Ministry
Covers a report from the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service in Germany. Describe crash of her husbands aircraft which came down 20 miles south of Hamburg. Bodies of some crew were recovered but apart from Flt Sgt Green none were…

Letter to Mrs K Brett from the Air Ministry
Covers a report from the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Enquiry Service in Germany. Describes crash of her husbands aircraft which came down 20 miles south of Hamburg. Bodies of some crew were recovered but apart from Flt Sgt Green none were…

Letter to Mrs Brett from a member of his crew
Writes that he saw Arthur Brett safely bail out of the aircraft. Presumes he went into hiding on reaching the ground and is sure he is alive. Sends regards from Stanley Alldis, member of the crew, who was a prisoner with the letter's author.
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