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

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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…

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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.

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

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

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

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

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Letter offering sympathy over news that Hedley is missing.

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

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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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