Pittwood, John


Pittwood, John
Pittwood, Jack
Pitwood, J


Ten items. The collection concerns Flight Sergeant John Pittwood (b. 1923, 1291454 Royal Air Force) and contains his diary, documents and correspondence. He flew operations as a navigator with 207 Squadron. He was shot down during the operation to Mailly-le-Camp on 3/4 May 1944 and managed to evade and return to the UK.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by John Pittwood and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Pittwood, J

Collection Items

The Diary of an Airman
Jack's record of events after his aircraft was shot down over France.

Letter to Jack Pittwood from RAF Escaping Society
The letter explains the Society's activities, accounts, objects, committee members, awards, donations, financial statement, correspondence and creation of sub-branches.

Letter to Jack Pittwood's Father from Air Ministry
The letter advises that Jack has arrived in a neutral country.

Telegram to Jack Pittwood's Father from Air Ministry
The telegram advises that Jack has arrived in the United Kingdom.

Jack Pittwood's Diplomatic Letter
A document with Jack's diplomatic status. On the reverse it is annotated 'Diplomatic Immunity Madrid 1944'.

Letter to Jack Pittwood from Air Ministry
The letter advises that they are setting up the RAF Escaping Society.

Dance Admission Ticket
A ticket for a dance at the British-American Club. On the reverse is the word 'Paint'. He has to find the lady with the word 'Brush' on her ticket.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Telegram to Jack Pittwood's Family from Jack
The telegram advises that he is safe and will be home soon.

Telegram to Jack Pittwood's Father
The telegram advises that Jack is missing.

Letter to Jack Pittwood's Mother from his Base Chaplain
The letter expresses sympathy that her son is missing.
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