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  • Collection: Wynn, Ian Archer

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They advise her not to correspond to her husband until it is established whether he is a prisoner of war.

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Gives details of the outturn of service estate of the late Pilot Officer I A Wynn and total was £40 9s 11d. Payable order would be sent in a few days.

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Opened envelope with Air Ministry RAF Form 2002.C and Glyn, Mills and Co markings.

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Informs her that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943.

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Offers sympathy over news and says she will come over on Sunday

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Kathleen Wynn is surprised she has received no grant and lays out what she would expect with two children under 14 years old. Points out that it is unfair for someone who has a husband on active duties to be worse off than another with a husband…

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Writes about exams and that he probably could get a commission. Comments on the course he is doing and the quality of the food. Catches up with family and acquaintance news.

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He is worried about his son David. Catches up with other family news.

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He writes about needing some clean pyjamas. Mentions he has not been operating since he arrived at RAF Grimsby but in addition, he has not been able to get out. Catches up with family news.

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Ian writes about his operations to Berlin and Essen and that he hates the war. Mentions he has now done 17 operations. Catches up with family news.

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He writes about how he is miserable and missing her. He has been on four operations to Nuremberg, Cologne, St Nazaire and Berlin since he returned from leave. Mentions he has not heard about his commission.

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He writes about an operation to St Nazaire he was on the previous night and due to the weather 16 Lancaster’s had to land at RAF Pershore. He hopes his boys are feeling better and he wants to go to Skegness on his next day off. This was Ian…

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Catches up with family news. Writes of new flight and aircrew taking ground crew for a drink in Grimsby along with an amusing incident. Reminisces and thinks about after the war.

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He wishes her a Happy Birthday and reminisces about when they met eleven years previously. Mentions that he went to the pictures and catches up with family news.

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Writes about returning from his leave and that he misses her. Catches up with family news.

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He writes about him bombing Kiel the previous night and that he has applied for leave.

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Writes that he has no news and is browned off. Mentions that time went quicker when he was operating and it will take a long time to complete his tour. Catches up with family news and mentions a Rolls Royce course which he has applied for.

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Ian writes that he bombed St Nazaire the previous evening. He received a parcel containing sea stockings and hopes to get some for his rear gunner. Catches up with family news.

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He writes about flying to St. Nazaire. He is not flying tonight and is going to RAF Binbrook. He misses his wife and mentions that they have been married for six years. Catches up with family news.

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Thanks her for letter and cheque. Mentions skipper posted and crew went with him to RAF Grimsby. Describes local area and facilities. Catches up with domestic matters and mentions trip to Marham.

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A torn handwritten envelope to Mrs Wynn postmarked Lincoln.

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Writes of operational schedule and recent operation to Stuttgart. Mentions leave has been put back. Catches up with family news. Writes he is feeling miserable and meeting skipper's family. Writes that he has 11 operations to do.

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Mentions sorry to hear some bad news and then writes that he had flown to Munich and it was a “wizard” show.

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He writes that he was at Hamburg last night and that they are not operating from from Wickenby that night and that will help him sleep. Catches up with news of children.
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