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  • Tags: RAF Wickenby
  • Type is exactly "Text. Correspondence"

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The letter advises Mrs Jones that her husband is missing.

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An air gunner who has completed two tours. Requests advice on how to get back on operations.

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Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and page and half en-route navigation observations. Annotated in blue pen. Note on top right 'Op No 16'.

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Details of navigator, date, orders, route and two and a half pages of en-route navigation observations. Annotated in blue pen. Note on top right 'Op No 17'.

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Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and four pages of en-route navigation observations. Note on top right 'Op No 26'.

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Details of squadron, aircraft, captain, navigator, date, orders, route and three pages of en-route navigation observations. Annotated with blue pen. Note on top right 'Op No. 28 (Kiel)'.

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The letter refers to the crash of Lancaster EE148 in May 1944. The priest was in the Resistance and organised the collection of the bodies of the airmen and their funeral.

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George apologises for not writing because of his sadness on losing so many of his colleagues. It is a sad letter expressing his feeling if he was lost on an operation.

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Informs Herbert O'Hara's mother that he is missing as a result of air operations on 3/4 May 1944.

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Pilot’s flying log book for Flying Officer Ernest Smith from 1st July 1944 to 25 July 1945, detailing duties as a flying instructor with No. 3 (later No. 7) Flying Instructor School at RAF Lulsgate Bottom, including attendance at No. 1 Beam…

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States he has moved several times in the last week but he has finally been crewed up. Mentions his captain, Flying Officer Stammers and that his crew seem nice blokes. On the reverse address for Wynn and Son registered plumbers.

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Writes of winter weather and life on camp. Catches up with family news and dealing with estate.

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Thanks her for parcel and complains of mail distribution on base. Talks of flying and life on camp. Writes of weather prevention of colds.

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Writes about mail issues and requests she does not worry about him flying. Mentions his captain has been posted away and he hopes to get the previous one back. Catches up with acquaintance and family news and mentions pay.

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Discusses disturbing financial matters and complains about RAF remuneration and the way they are treated.

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Writes of flying including cross country and over Doncaster and Gainsborough as well as scaring farmers ploughing with horses.

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Writes about weather and about their aircraft. Looking forward to leave and talks about car and allowances and is enclosing newspaper cutting about the latter.

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The letter is Ian Wynn’s final letter written in case of his death. He advises how he would like his sons to grow up and states that he loves his wife.

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He is worried about his son David’s illness. He also writes about the weather, that he is fed up and that he went to the cinema in Lincoln to watch Bambi.

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He wishes her many happy returns and thanks her for the parcel. He mentions a present for her but it will need to wait for next leave.

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He starts by catching up with domestic and family/acquaintance matters. He goes on to write of an operation to Lorient, although it was bad for french civilians and that he is looking forward to leave.

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Writes of mail and mentions an operation to Wilhelmshaven.

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Writes of operation to Nuremberg and interview for his commission with Group Captain Hughie Edwards.

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He writes that he had landed safely the night before and he is hoping for more leave soon.

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He writes about his bombing operation to Nuremberg and that they had to fly back from Germany on only three engines. Mentions that he has been put in charge of flight engineers on the station. Catches up with family news.
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