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An account about an airman who parachuted to his death after his aircraft was shot down.

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Full face portrait of a man wearing side cap. Caption 'Wilfred Gaughran 1920-1944'

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Faded image show an honour guard of troops with rifles on the left with other people in the background. Iron railings behind troops

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Reports that Wellington crew of 9 Squadron took of on operation from RAF Honington and force landed in Vichy France. Apart from one who eventually made his way to freedom, the other crew returned safely and resumed operational flying. Two years later…

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Glad to hear Joan's husband is comparatively comfortable and safe in prisoner of war camp and that she was hoping to send clothes parcels. Mentions receiving letters from families of crew members who were killed. Goes on to thank Joan for telling her…

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She writes thanking Mrs Wareing for provided information on a Mrs Pillot in France who tends the graves of the men who were killed in action. She states that when the war is over she will visit them. She also hopes that Mrs Wareing’s husband will…

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Describes events during an operation against target in France when Robert Wareing's aircraft was attached by fighters and set on fire. Four crew members were killed and four baled out. Author and one other evaded with help of French resistance,…

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Letter from Muriel to her friend Joan. She writes that she has been in hospital but if feeling much better now. She says that she has been very worried during the past few weeks having heard that fighting had broken out in Saarbrucken causing…

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Sends sympathy over her bad news. Seems to have been through a similar experience.

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Starts with hand drawn map of Normandy marking main towns. The author records his experience on or around D-Day of bailing out of an aircraft shot down and on fire, and the subsequent aid given to him by the French Resistance. He also records a…

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White cross grave marker.
On the reverse -
'1593365 Eddy 23 [28 above].4.44 RAF Vol Service buried Belgium
Heverlee Cemetery
Age 19
1593365
Edward Hope Hastie'

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A half-length portrait of Edwar Hastie in uniform. He is wearing his air gunner brevet.

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Head and shoulder portrait of Geoffrey Green with air gunner's brevet. Captioned ‘Fiance Geoffrey Green engaged 21.7.1940 killed on active service 18.11.40 Buried in Belgrade – CWGC’.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in…

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It begins by thanking Mrs Wareing for her letter. Goes on to mention getting a letter from Flight Lieutenant Hill telling the true story but she was sad about news of her Lou. She was glad that two got back safely and was sorry to hear of the…

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He sends his sympathy to Mrs Wareing on her husband’s capture. He mentions that his brother was the wireless operator in her husbands crew and was killed in action. He would appreciate if anything her husband could tell them about his brother was…

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Confirms that a friend of her husband who she had enquired after had indeed been killed in action. In addition there was still no news of her husband,

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Writes they are sorry that there was no news of her husband. Other aircrew that she had enquired of were reported as killed in action and another as prisoner of war.

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Captain Flying Officer Charles Ronald Phillips and list of crew and next of kin.

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Form sympathy letter from Buckingham Palace to Mrs F Phillips following the death of her husband.

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Mrs E Warren at a memorial service for her son in St Leonhard's church. On the reverse is stamped 'Photo Schmid Heilsbronn/Mfr'

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George's grave at St Leonhard's church

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Mary describes the ceremony at the churchyard, attended by nearly 700 people including 300 children.

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An envelope annotated 'dates 1945 & 1947 Letters 1 from Pilot 1 from Nuremberg / Pilot at the [indecipherable] that George's grave had been found. 1 of [indecipherable] when George's stone was blessed &; Holy Mass said'.

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The letter describes contact Mary has made with the priest in charge of the cemetery where George is buried. She includes his address and states that she will try and visit the cemetery in the near future.
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