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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08-17"

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Ground to air view of two Lancasters and anti-aircraft fire. Captioned 'a striking night picture taken during the RAF attack on Peenemunde aircraft research and radiolocation establishment on Aug. 17'.

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Article on attack on new and vital target - Germany's largest and most important research and development establishment - Peenemunde. Mosquitos attacked Berlin and Fighter Command intruders carried out attacks on airfields. Heaviest Bomber Command…

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Account of operation on Peenemunde research and development establishment. Mentions diversion attacks and Mosquito operation against Berlin. Forty one bombers and one fighter missing. Was a precision attack. 1200 mile journey.

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Sir Archibald Sinclair congratulates bomber command on the outstanding success of their attack on Peenemunde.

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Have read news that Hedley is missing and hope he is safe. Offers sympathy over their anxiety.

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From J Stott expressing great sorrow over news that Hedley is missing.

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From Mary Stewart expressing shock over news that Hedley was missing, especially after news of award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

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From S Stephenson at George Harker & Co Ltd thanking him for sending copies of letters from Red Cross.

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Writes that a reply to her letter to Adastral House noted that a PO Lewis was in the crew and as a result she fears for safety of the rest of the crew and that they must have come down in the sea. Hopes that some of them might have been picked up.

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From T J Robins of Robin's stores limited. Writes he noted in newspaper that Hedley was missing. He writes he has son in RAF as well and hopes they will get good news soon.

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From Dorothy Richlings writing she is sad over lack of news. Encourages them to not give up hope.

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Writes that committee of adjustment has been held and enclosing an inventory of effects. Writes that monetary matters are not dealt with by that office but by Air Ministry accounts. They will be sending details of financial matters in due course.

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To central depository Colnbrook thanking them for letter and list of son's personal effects.

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From officer detail to look after Hedley's property explaining the process and that a cheque book found has been forwarded to Air Ministry accounts, Worcester.

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From Isabel Q Pead offering sympathy on news of Hedley going missing. Hopes good news will come.

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From O W Ourmond. Writes that her thoughts are with them. Was proud to have known Hedley and encourages her to not give up hope.

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Thanks them for letter and offering sympathy and hope for the future.

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From Borothy Mitchell. Offers sympathy on hearing news of Hedley missing.

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Informs him that there has been no news and there is little hope but action to presume he has lost his life will not be taken until 6 months from the date that he was reported missing.

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From George Harker & Co Ltd with deepest regret on hearing news that Hedley is missing. All members of staff send sympathy. Hedley was one of the most popular and promising member of staff.

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From Bob Grimwade thanking for letter and while no definite news there is always hope. Hopes to get over to see them in near future.

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From Bob Grimwade thanks him for letter and sorry for news it contained. Doubly tough as Hedley had nearly completed his tour. Good chance he bailed out.

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. Writes that a body of a crew member of his son's aircraft (Pilot Officer Lewis) was recovered from shore and that this indicates that disaster to his aircraft…

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From the Adjutant of local Air Training Corps Squadron (No 1227 Squadron Chistlehurst and Sidcup). Reported missing in local paper. Noting that Hedley was one of their first of their cadets to enter the Royal Air Force and had welcomed him on return…

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Letter offering sympathy over news that Hedley is missing.
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