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

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Letter to Director of Personnel Services. Reference letter to Madgetts on February 18 1944. Notes that they received a letter from Wing Commander 61 Squadron at Syerston that their son was missing after air operation on 17/18 August 1943. They also…

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Sorry to hear bad news about Hedley. Bad luck coming down on his last operation. Talks of joining the Royal Air Force. Catches up with news of leave and friends. Mentions that German radio had reported Lincoln was flattened but he had heard nothing.…

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Letter from relative of fellow crew member. Thanks them for kind letter and writes she has heard nothing since her boy was reported missing. Confirms she will write if she hears anything.

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Writes that she has received official news of her sons death. He is buried along with Pilot Officer Bradley at Griefswald Weich, 16 mils west of Peenemunde. Asks if Madgetts are in touch with Bradley's family or if they have received any further…

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Letter confirming that Hedley Madgett's aircraft failed to return from operations on 17/18 August 1943. However there was nothing known that could be connected to the aircraft's non return. Writes that it takes some time for any news to come through…

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Notifies them that 61 Squadron has now moved to RAF Coningsby. She writes that her son's post office savings book has been found. There was still no news of their son but she is still hopeful.

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Thanks him for letter and cuttings. Thanks him for giving her sons name to the Red Cross for her. Hopes they might hear something soon.

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From Elsie Richardson offering sympathy over report of Hedley missing and hopes they may hear good news soon. Writes that they would not know her but several years ago he was kind to her husband who often spoke of young Hedley. She continues with…

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Writes that her son who is in RAF Red Cross Hospital in Northallerton is still seriously ill and unlikely to recover. Hopes that she will hear good news of Hedley soon.

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Thnks her for recent letter. Regrets that the Madgetts are going through the same thing a she has just done but hopes it will have a happy ending. Relates her experience with her son reported missing while others in his crew were reported killed. She…

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From G S Skipper writing that he was sorry to hear that Hedley had not returned from a operation to Germany. Passes on some laudatory comments on Hedley when he worked for him.

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Air Council expresses regret that Pilot Officer Hedley Robert Madgett is missing as a result of air operations on night 17/18 August 1943. Lancaster aircraft failed to return. Does not mean he is killed, wounded and if a prisoner, should be able to…

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From mother of the mid upper gunner on Hedley's aircraft offering sympathy over anxiety for news that they are both suffering. Notes she had met Hedley on a few occasions at Kings Cross and how crew cheered when he arrived as Pilot Officer. Hopes…

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Thanks them for letter and explains how she found their name and wrote on the off chance. Commiserates over Hedley's 21st birthday. Thanks them for passing on her sons name to Red Cross. She lost her own husband recently and has little time to do…

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Reports she has had no further news. She is frustrated as many others have had news their relatives are safe. Continues with news of her family. Encloses part of letter from a girl friend of her son and that a gentleman had given her an address to…

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Writes asking if they have had any further information. Writes that a friend whose son was posted missing on the same operation had been notified as prisoner. Notes change of address as 'I was unfortunate to have a direct hit with a flying bomb on my…

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Thanks them for photograph. The only news she has is that her son was officially presumed killed and that the bodies of P.O Bradley and Norton had been found and were buried 16 miles from the place they bombed. She writes that she has still not…

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Expresses sympathy in anxious time. Writes she was brave to attend meeting.

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Letter from Philip B Stapp who was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve noting that Rosemary had told him that Hedley was missing. Hedley had stayed with Stapp family in February 1942. Writes that British effort means the United States…

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Writes she is grieved shocked over Hedley going missing. Writes that initial contact through high school correspondence developed into something much more. Writes of Hedley's visit to her family and present of silver wings. Encourages them to not…

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From Jean Trinick noting that she had read Hedley was missing from newspaper and offering sympathy.

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Just hear news that Hedley is missing. Sympathy over anxiety. Notes Hedley had just been awarded DFM.

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"Nazi backroom boys killed, Pennemunde raid wiped out air experts HQ". Account of Peenmeunde operation and background to research carried out there. Surrounded by other articles and further articles on the reverse.

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Letter from old friend George offering sympathy. ,

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Letter from manager of local branch of Westminster Bank offering sympathy over news that his son is missing.
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