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Crew brought crippled bomber home from operation to Cologne. Brief description of damage to aircraft and recovery to base. Three members of crew received awards including DFC for pilot Thomas Mahaddie DSO AFC who was awarded his fourth decoration the…

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A section with a header page, seven photographs and two letters.
The first page is the header which states 'The Crew'.
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders portrait of Hugh Jones, captioned 'Hugh Brenton Jones - Air Gunner'.
Photo 2 is a head and…

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Letter from mother of Henry Simpson's pilot Ross Powdrill in reply to their letter. Thanks them for their trouble and writes that their letters had helped.

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Covers forwarding citation from London Gazette about award of Distinguished Flying Medal to his son.

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Learned with regret that his son was missing and writes concerning his son's voluntary allotment from his RSF pay and what was need for him to continue receiving payments.

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Informs him that his son had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal.

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Expresses sympathy over news of Sergeant Henry Simpson who was flight engineer of an aircraft that failed to return from an operation to Versailles.

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Informs him that his son's personal effects had been forwarded to the RAF central depository.

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Regrets to inform him that his son had been posted as missing believe killed. A report that his son, F/Sergeant G L Nordbye and F/Sergeant L M G Baker has lost their lives had been received through the Red Cross from an official German statement.

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Reports that there was no news of his son who was missing in action but if there were the air ministry would be first to notify him.

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Contains rules of the association and personal details of Henry Simpson and receipt for subscription for 1943.

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Three pages from unidentified document with details of rank and trade.

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Asked him to provide details of his ATC service which he failed to do on enlisting in the RAFVR.

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Informing his that his son was missing as a result of air operations on night 7/8 June 1944 when his Lancaster in which he was flight engineer failed to return.

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From the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund reminding him that they stood by to offer any assistance required.

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Informs him that his son is missing in action as result of air operations 7/8 June 1944.

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To Henry Simpson's father informing him that the value of the gratuity was £14:14:0

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Informs him that war gratuity was payable in respect of his son's RAF service.

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Notifies him that according information from to the Red Cross, his son had lost his life as result of air operations on 8 June 1944.

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Letter from old friend George offering sympathy. ,

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From W C Green assuming no further news of Hedley. Catches up with news of his own family matters, his health and repairs to house after 2000 lb bomb dropped nearby in October. Notes 300 houses in Hayes were damaged but no deaths. Commiserates over…

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From W C Green offering sympathy over news that Hedley is missing and hoping that he might have survived. Admires bravery of crews.

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Pat Rumfitt was born in 1927 and experienced a privileged upbringing living in Kent as an only child before the war. She describes the resilient attitude to bombing in Bromley, walking to their flooded Anderson Shelter in her dressing gown and…

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First letter is notice of appointment on a short service commission of 5 years as Flying Officer in the Air Control branch. Second letter confirms arrangements and reporting instructions to RAF Biggin Hill.

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