Browse Items (11 total)

  • Tags: RAF Downham Market
  • Type is exactly "Text. Correspondence"

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Letter sent from Sergeant's Mess, 99 Squadron, RAF Newmarket. Describes bomb damage to Newmarket town and brief details of two operations to Boulogne.

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A letter from Frank Gales (father of Pilot Officer P F W Gales), stating that he has been unable to find a photograph of his son and Bob Butler. The letter also outlines brief details of the operation where his son and Bob Butler were reported…

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A letter from Frank Gales (father of Pilot Officer P F W Gales) providing the names and addresses of next kin of other members of his son and Bob Butler's crew: 'Pilot - S/Leader C Raymond, AG - F/O A J Calvert, Bomb Aimer - Sgt Kelly, Wireless…

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A letter suggesting that Butler's sister write to the Committee of Adjustment Officer at RAF Marham regarding her brother's belongings.

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A letter explaining that nothing further has been heard of Bob Butler and his crew and that if they are prisoners of war the International Red Cross will inform the squadron.

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A letter confirming that Bob Butler did not return from an operation on the night of '23/24th September'.

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A letter providing the names of Bob Butler's fellow crew members and their next of kin.
'They are:-
S/Ldr. C. Raymond. Mrs. C. Raymond (Wife)
P/O. P.F.W. Gales. Mr. F.L. Gales (Father)
F/O. A.J. Calvert. Mrs. Calvert (Wife)
Sgt. L. Kelly. …

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Letter sent from RAF Downham Market explaining that a search for photographs has been unsuccessful.

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The Wing Commander is delighted to hear that Alan is alive. He asks to borrow Alan's letter and congratulates him on his son's escape (from the aircraft).

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A letter to Mrs Meredith about her husband (Eddie) who baled out of his damaged aircraft. Flight Lieutenant Lane expresses hope that Eddie will have landed safely and, if he has been taken prisoner, will soon be released and return home.
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