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Letter to Mrs J. H. Wilson from 7 Squadron enclosing a list of next of kin for her husband’s crew and requesting confirmation of her address.

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Letter from Bert catching up with family and friend news and talking of his life. Requests address of her husband.

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Philip Bates grew up in Lancashire and joined the Royal Air Force in 1940. He served as ground crew with Coastal Command before remustering as aircrew. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 149 Squadron until his aircraft was shot down and he…

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George Haigh was already a keen footballer when he volunteered for the Royal Air Force and became a physical training instructor. He was posted to RAF Morecambe where he provided basic training to new recruits. He discusses the mixed level of fitness…

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In the foreground two people, one carrying a bucket the other a sack. They are surrounded by tall palm trees. To the right a wall and in the background buildings. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and explaining an event related to…

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A wall runs from bottom left to top right with buildings and palm trees to the left and above. To the right centre a fortification. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson writing that he is delighted to have received cross parcel and about…

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Walled town in a valley, In the background a forest and other buildings. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and writes that he is fit and well and he has written another letter with more news.

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On the right a mosque with minaret. In the centre town buildings on the left trees. In the background mountains. On the reverse addressed to Mr and Mrs H E Hudson and stating that this was the view from the top of a minaret.

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Letter concerning payment of war gratuity for the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn.

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Letter to Kathleen from Fred Hardman who expresses his sympathy on hearing that Ian is missing.

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Mrs Russel assumes that Mrs Wynn has no news and writes about her other two sons who are serving and tells Mrs Wynn to keep hoping.

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Florence is upset that her son Gordon and Mrs Wynn’s husband are now presumed dead. Goes on to write about financial help from RAF Benevolent Fund. Catches up with family news and of other acquaintances including one who died in Japanese prisoner…

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Letter from mother of pilot of Ian Wynn's aircraft, Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Hopes that they will share any information that they get about the crew. Writes that the only information they have is that two members of the crew are reported killed,…

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Writes his job as postman and that sometimes sees what other have written on post cards. States that Douglas always has a smile and does not worry about anything, Reports all are well and looking forward to freedom.

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To chief engineer of Messier Aircraft Equipment Ltd thanking him for diary. Provides a pleasant memory of three years flying Halifax. Writes he is now flying Lancaster but hopes they can meet again.

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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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Letter concerns reburial of her husband from cemetery in Venlo to the British Military Cemetery Jonkersbosch, Nijmegen. Goes on to explain that this was as a result of policy to ensure upkeep of graves by Imperial War Graves Commission. States…

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Refers to fact that husband is officially promulgated as missing and provides information on allowances entitled to and how long they will last..

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Refers to letter informing her that husband was missing and states that information had been received from the International Red Cross that Pilot Officer Russell Petts and one unidentified body were shot down on 26 May 1943. Not possible to identify…

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Apologises for incorrectly quoting her husbands rank, that of pilot officer in previous correspondence on 13 April 1946. Ensure her that grave will be correctly inscribed she will be sent a photograph of it in due course.

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Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs Wynn advising that as her husband was promoted to pilot officer at the time he went missing, she is entitled to a larger allowance.

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Letter advising her that because of the length of time her husband has been missing he must now be presumed dead

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Letter from the Casualty Branch advising that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943. It does not mean that he was killed and enquiries are being made through Red Cross.

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Tells her that there is no news of her husband has come through up to the present. Any further information received will be passed on.

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Writes that there is still no information regarding her husband. However. the International Red Cross in Geneva has reported that two members of his crew, Pilot Officer H N Petts and Pilot Officer G Russell lost their lives on 26 May 1843. Another…
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