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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08-18"

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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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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 Minnie Flood expressing sympathy and hoping they will soon have more reassuring news.

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Writes that they have heard nothing of their John and they often think of Hedley. Both he and John went into the fire for their country.

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From Maureen Bowerman offering sympathy. Writes she has known Hedley for several years.

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. Acknowledges his letter of 17 December and assure him they will pass any news of their son or his crew without delay.

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. They have no further information about his son. However an official German report has been received reporting that two further members of his crew (Pilot…

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

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Letter from old friend George offering sympathy. ,

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

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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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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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