Browse Items (97 total)

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

EGirdwoodJ-HMadgettLR-AG440118-0001.jpg
From James and Helen Girdwood. Thanks the Madgetts for writing after hearing about Girdwood's bereavement and notes similar tragedies for both families. Writes that they have found several snaps of Hedley in their son's album. Notes their son Bill…

EGirdwoodJ-HMadgettLR-AG440622-0001.jpg
From James and Helen Girdwood asking if they had heard any more news of Hedley who had been friends with their son Bill in Canada. Enclosed photograph of Bill. Addendum notes - 'Extract from Sidcup Times,21 June 1946 notice of pilot Jordan killed…

BCotterJDPCotterJDPv1.pdf
Describes training and crewing up at operational training unit on Wellingtons. Mentions staying in London on leave with RCAF colleague, using the Canadian forces club London and dining at the Ritz. Includes diary entry describing operational baptism.…

EGreyJGMadgettAG430820-0001.jpg
From J G Grey congratulating them on son's award and catching up with news. Postscript that she has just heard that Hedley is missing and hopes they will have good news.

EGirdwoodJ-HMadgettLR-AG460701-0001.jpg
From Mr and Mrs J Girdwood thanking them for the cutting they sent. Confirms their sons grave in in Venlo Holland along with all his crew. Sorry that Madgetts have no news of Hedley's grave. Writes that their daughter a nursing sister had died after…

EHerbertJKMadgettLR440106.jpg
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.

ETrinickJEKMadgettLR-AG430820-0001.jpg
From Jean Trinick noting that she had read Hedley was missing from newspaper and offering sympathy.

EKantLMadgettLR-AG430825-0001.jpg
From Leslie Kant offering his and his wife's condolence. Writes that Hedley was one of the nicest and brightest of his staff. He had no idea he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and had taken a commission. Writes he had received news that…

EMadgettLRAirMin440511-0001.jpg
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…

ERAFCentDepMadgettLR431011.jpg
To central depository Colnbrook thanking them for letter and list of son's personal effects.

EAmpthillMMadgettLR431126.jpg
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…

EClunasMMadgettAG430821-0001.jpg
Letter of condolence over Hedley going missing so soon after award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

EEcclesMMadgettLR440730-0001.jpg
From Marjorie Eccles stateing that her brother Warrant Officer Lucien Eccles was killed on 15 July 1944 was a great friend of Hedley Madgett and had spoken of him often. She had learned from another friends relation that Hedley had been missing since…

EStewartMJMadgettLR-AG430826.jpg
From Mary Stewart expressing shock over news that Hedley was missing, especially after news of award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

ENortonMMadgettLR-AG430921-0001.jpg
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.

ENortonMMadgettLR-AG431214-0001.jpg
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…

ENortonMMadgettLR-AG431224.jpg
Thanks them for letter and offering sympathy and hope for the future.

EDonaldsonGNDonaldsonFI430817-0001.jpg
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…

EOurmondOWMadgettAG430823.jpg
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.

EStappPBMadgettAG431005-0003.jpg
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…

EMadgettPMadgettAG-JR430825-0001.jpg
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.…

EGrimwadeRMadgettLR430825.jpg
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.

EGrimwadeRMadgettLR440105.jpg
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.

EPalkRTMadgettLRXX0124-0001.jpg
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.

EPalkRTMadgettLRXX0901-0001.jpg
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.
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2