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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1944-03-16"

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Priority telegram from Officer Commanding 630 Squadron informing Mrs Hobbs that her husband Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs was missing from operations on night 15/16 March 1944. Warns that no information should be given to the press pending written…

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Expresses regret that her husband Flight Sergeant Frank James Hobbs a wireless operator was missing as a result of air operations to Stuttgart in a Lancaster on night 15/16 March 1944. Continues that he might not have been killed and enquiries were…

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Letter informs Mrs Hobbs that no further information regarding the reported death of her husband had been received. However, in view of information from secret sources he is presumed to have lost his life on 16 March 1944.

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Telegram from the Air Ministry deeply regretting information received through International Red Cross concerning her husband. Informs Mrs Hobbs that it was believed that Frank James Hobbs lost his life as the result of air operations on 16 March…

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Informs Mrs K Hobbs that her husband Flight Sergeant Frank J Hobbs is missing in action on night of 15/16 March 1944. Offers possibility that crew were able to abandon aircraft. Mentions that the request in previous telegram was included to avoid…

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Confirms previous telegram that Flight Sergeant F J Hobbs now believed to have lost his life as a result of air operations on night 15/16 March 1944. Information received that Lancaster crashed at Blerancourt, France and all seven crew were…

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Contains more details of the crash in which her husband was killed. He mentions that Sergeant Hobbs was still sitting in seat. In addition, he made a copy of the pilots tag and writes that the crew are buried in a small church nearby. He writes that…

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Side view of a memorial stone at Bourguignon-sous-Coucy, near Blérancourt, with large area enclosed with stone edging to the right. In the background part of a church. On the reverse 'JUNE. 5TH. 1945, ICI, REPOSENT. 7. AVIATUIRS, DECEDES. LE. 16…

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Refers to fact that Frank Hobbs has been officially promulgated as missing on 15/16 March 1944 and advised on future family allowance and allotment. States rules on continuance of allowance and possible amendment in the future.

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Letter from Reverend Squadron Leader G R Cooper RAF East Kirkby to Mrs Hobbs, expressing sympathy that Frank Hobbs was reported missing from air operations over Stuttgart on night 15/16 March 1944. Writes of importance of work a wireless operator and…

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Shows several bomb loads for operation. Details preselection and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, Window, timings, route and marking method. Mentions Pathfinders and notes bombing instructions. Page is struck through and…

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Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 16/17 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Third crew in second row is crossed through. and a new captain annotated for fourth crew in second row. Includes two standby crews and duty…

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Table with tare, petrol, bomb and all up weights for five configurations.
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