After leaving school, Carla Fantini started working as telegraph operator, which she found a gratifying and thoroughly enjoyable occupation. She describes the bombing war in Milan, stressing widespread destruction and ravaging fires. Reminisces…
Three men in the cockpit of an aircraft. Two airmen and a civilian camera man.
It is annotated ' "Blimey what a draft!"
"Wish I were in a Lancaster" Ken. Best wishes and thanks a lot Ken, Sincerely Bob.'
Written from the Sergeant's mess describing a dance at the station he had attended, family news and receiving a letter from Rose breaking off their relationship. Annotated 'Reg's last letter, received the same day as the news'.
A letter written on Canadian Legion War Forces headed paper to his mother describing visits to the cinema and pub and, on one occasion missing the last bus and having to walk back. Annotated 'Reg's last letter to me 1943'.
Following the report that Reg is missing, advising that of the seven casualties of the crash, three have been identified as Sergeant Hannel, Sergeant Johnson and Sergeant Barrett, three are unidentified and one is unaccounted for.