Hamilton, Charles Blackley


Hamilton, Charles Blackley
C B Hamilton


Nine items. The collection concerns Flying Officer Charles Blackley Hamilton DFC (174685 Royal Air Force) and contains correspondence. He flew operations as a navigator with 85 Squadron and was killed 13 April 1945.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Brian Robertson and catalogued by Barry Hunter.

Additional information on Charles Blackley Hamilton is available via the IBCC Losses Database.




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Hamilton, CB

Collection Items

Letter to Charles Hamilton's Father
The letter advises that the grave of Charles has been found and he has been reinterred in the British Military Cemetery at Hamburg.

Letter to Charles Hamilton's Father from the Air Ministry
The letter regrets that his son is missing.

Letter to Charles Hamilton's Mother
The writer regrets that he has no news of her son. There is uncertainty where he bailed out. He promises to write to the pilot who is ill after repatriation.

Letter to Charles Hamilton's Mother
The letter explains the circumstances of the night Charles was shot down. Charles jumped out first and Brian next. Brian landed on land but there was no sign of Charles.

Letter from Charles Hamilton to his Parents
In his letter Charles apologises for not writing sooner, sends his regrets about bad news from a family member and his Dad's health. He hopes to see them soon.

Charles Hamilton DFC
Two newspaper cuttings, the first from the Ayr Advertiser has a photograph of Charles, the second has a brief biography and mentions his family in the Forces.

Letter to Charles Hamilton's Father
The letter from the KIng expresses sympathy at the loss of his son.

Letter to Charles Hamilton's Parents
He writes he has received his DFC and has been partying. He hopes to get some leave soon.

Letter to Charles Hamilton's Father
The letter regrets that Charles has lost his life after being posted missing.
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