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  • Collection: Madge, JG

The crew members were Capt 12543 Fl/Lt J S Runnacles, Flt Eng 144617 F/O Cowan, Nav 1392529 WO JM Crawford, Special BA 1349742 FS J McF Farrell, BA 162871 F/O HC Annett, W.Op 11876056 WO H J Moore, Rear Gunner 1853239 Sgt LA Oldfield.

Four items of correspondence, the letters to John's wife and his father and two certificates of death issued as no further information had been discovered about the circumstances of John's death.

Telegram sent informing his wife that he had failed to return, condolence letters from the squadron CO and Air Ministry and follow up letters to John's wife, and father.

A head and shoulders portrait of Sergeant John George Madge in uniform with air gunners brevet..

Crew standing under nose of a Stirling on a dispersal, airfield background. Caption on the reverse, 'John (extreme right) with crew 97 Squadron.'

Joyce with a corsage and John with sergeants stripes and AG brevet, on the reverse caption '3/10/43 Love from John and Joyce to Mum. Arthur & Arthur Ltd, 36 Strand, WC2. 8 Dec 1943'.
The second photograph is of Joyce, John and an elderly woman,…

Joyce in WAAF uniform with two colleagues.
The second shows Joyce together with a small child, on the reverse a date '1 Feb 19??'

Formal pose, head and shoulders, sergeants stripes and air gunners brevet. On the reverse the date '1943'.

Telegram and envelope addressed to ACW Butler c/o sergeants mess RAF Wing ,Leighton Buzzard.
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