Browse Items (80 total)

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

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

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Writes that holiday in Oxford would not be a good idea and relates recent activities including a trip to Marlow. Catches up with acquaintances news and upcoming leave. Catches up with family news and motorcycling difficulty. mentions that all old…

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From O W Burnard. 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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From W Coates says prayers being offered and hoping that Hedley Madgett has survived.

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

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Lists crew member Sergeant George Wilfred Simpson Conspicuous Gallantry Medal, flight engineer from 463 Squadron, Lancaster RA542 piloted by Flying Officer A Cox on Tonsberg operation 25/26 April 1945 and Sergeant George William Oliver Conspicuous…

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Newspaper account of parents' receipt of Hedley Madgett's Distinguished Flying Medal who was now presumed to have lost his life during low level attack on Peenemunde on 17/18 August 1943. Describes citation including attack on Oberhausen where…

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Relates news they have heard on Peenemünde operation and states they will not give up hope. Catches up with news. From Ada and Aunt. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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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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Letter offering sympathy over news that Hedley is missing.
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