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An airmail letter to his sister and brother in law. He advises them that all is well during his training. He writes about family and friends.

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The story of Allan's Lancaster after they were damaged by anti-aircraft fire near Berlin. He had a heavy landing and damaged his leg.
The second part of the story is written by a German pilot who was involved in shooting down the damaged…

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A book detailing the activities undertaken at the training airfield of Cochran. It describes the history of the field, the training courses and names the staff and students.

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The letter has at the top been annotated 'A's last letter'. He writes that it is a sort of holiday since he has a lot of freedom, in the north of Scotland.
A note attached to the letter states that he was lost in action 48 hours later.

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The letter accompanies a gift and mentions friends from his village. Arthur wishes him well. It is captioned 'Letter written to me by Mr Turner, the Lay Preacher at the Little Chapel, Longwick, October 1943.'

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Bill writes to his sister about being captured and how he would send letters with coded messages. She would then have to get in touch with the Director of Information at the Air Ministry.

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The letter thanks George's mother for his Notification of Death certificate.

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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.

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Comments on recent rheumatism and that she was currently writing while on duty. Continues with news that WAAF watchkeepers were now allowed to fly on cross country flights over the continent. Recently this was done on the quiet. Mentions two routes…

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He writes he has received his DFC and has been partying. He hopes to get some leave soon.

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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.

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The letter sets out the three options that Allan has now that he has returned from prisoner of war camp. Each option is detailed

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The document provides detail of tasks to be completed after his spell as a prisoner of war. He must have medical reports and if he stays in the RAF he will receive equipment.

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The letter expresses sympathy for the loss of her husband.

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In reply to information that she was engaged to Bill and stating that she was old enough to make up her own mind. Catches up with family news.

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Transcription of a letter. Writes of events on night 3/4 September 1943. Mentioned 'Charlie had done four ops before they copped it on the fifth. First op was Peenemunde, gives description of target. Mentions targets of other operations and that…

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On headed notepaper of the national union of operative heating and domestic engineers and general metal workers offering sympathy on the death of Mr Myers.

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A report on raids on Stuttgart and Donges. On the reverse is other news.

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A newspaper cutting with reports on USAAF and RAF operations. On the reverse is general news.

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The letter advises that his son died in a crash near Berlin although his body has not been identified.

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A poem about prisoner of war beds complete with two drawings illustrating camp life.

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Informs him that his son who has been missing since night 15/16 March 1944 had been appointed to a commission in the RAF in the rank of pilot officer.
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