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  • Type is exactly "Text. Correspondence"

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Officers' Mess bill for Eric Horace Woods including payments for Mess subscriptions, payments to the RAF Benevolent Fund, and for Laundry, Tobacco, Cigarettes and Sundries, and Messing.

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Incomplete letter telling his wife about going to see one film and hoping to go and see 'Gone with the Wind'. He goes on to say he is enclosing £5 cheque for her to buy a coat. Concludes both sending love to her and daughter.

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Letter from Air Vice Marshal H Bottomley, commanding 5 Group regarding flight battle damage to Hampden P1164. He remarks that Pilot Officer Harrison and his crew 'showed courage and determination in bringing their aircraft back to England' and wants…

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Album page including letter from Air Vice Marshal E A B Rice, 1 Group, congratulating Warrant Officer E W Smith on the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Caption on page '2nd Tour of Ops 12-626 Sqn, Wickenby, Lincs June - Nov 1943'.

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Pilot’s flying log book for Flying Officer Ernest Smith from 1st July 1944 to 25 July 1945, detailing duties as a flying instructor with No. 3 (later No. 7) Flying Instructor School at RAF Lulsgate Bottom, including attendance at No. 1 Beam…

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A receipt signed by Ruth Arrowsmith for a one quarter share of her mother's savings.

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A postcard addressed to the American Red Cross. On the reverse is a section to be filled in by the recipient. There are handwritten annotations with French numbers, one to ten with phonetic pronunciations.

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The letter refers to Les Arrowsmith being reported missing following an operation in a Lancaster to bomb Duisburg on the night of 21-22 May 1944.

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They advise her not to correspond to her husband until it is established whether he is a prisoner of war.

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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.

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Opened envelope with Air Ministry RAF Form 2002.C and Glyn, Mills and Co markings.

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

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Offers sympathy over news and says she will come over on Sunday

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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…

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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.

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He is worried about his son David. Catches up with other family news.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Writes about returning from his leave and that he misses her. Catches up with family news.

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He writes about him bombing Kiel the previous night and that he has applied for leave.

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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.
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