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The letter refers to Les Arrowsmith being reported missing following an operation in a Lancaster to bomb Duisburg on the night of 21-22 May 1944.

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

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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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Wishes her happy birthday and hope husband will be safely home.

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Letter of sympathy over bad news of Ian.

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Letter from the Casualty Branch advising that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943. It does not mean that he was killed and enquiries are being made through Red Cross.

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Letter advising her that because of the length of time her husband has been missing he must now be presumed dead

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Says she was pleased to get her letter, that she got names and addresses of other crew members and had done everything possible to get information. Mentions that her youngest son Gordon had spoken highly of the crew and that she had another two sons…

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Letter to Kath from Norah writing how sad she is to hear about Ian.

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Writes to ask if she has had news of her husband and hopes it is good. Mentions members of her family and asks Mrs Wynn to write.

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Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs Wynn advising that as her husband was promoted to pilot officer at the time he went missing, she is entitled to a larger allowance.

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Letter from mother of pilot of Ian Wynn's aircraft, Squadron Leader P R Turgel. Hopes that they will share any information that they get about the crew. Writes that the only information they have is that two members of the crew are reported killed,…

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Letter to Kathleen from Fred Hardman who expresses his sympathy on hearing that Ian is missing.

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Expressing sympathy over her husband missing. Hopes to visit soon and invites Kathleen to visit them.

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Offering sympathy on news that her husband is missing. Hopes he is safe. Catches up with family and friends news.

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Writes that he was pleased to receive her letter and glad she feels husband is safe. States he has no intention of joining commandos. Catches up with family and friends news and tells a little about his army life.

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He writes about his shock that Ian is missing. Hopes that he is a prisoner.

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Prisoner of war postcard from Lieutenant H W Ashton R.E. Writing that he is sorry to hear bad news of her husband. Delayed writing as he hopes her husband may have survived. Sent from Oflag IX A/Z.

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Thanks her for letter and states that Rose has contacted Red Cross office who have had no news. Writes about state of Chelmsford and catches up with family news. Mentions lack of sleep due to generally getting two sirens a night.

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Writes of further reports that three unidentified airmen flying in the same aircraft of her husband had been buried in the military cemetery at Venlo and gives grave numbers. They were buried near the other two members of the crew previously…

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Reports still no news of her husband. German authorities have informed the International Red Cross that two members of his crew Pilot Officer Russell and Flying Officer Petts have been buried in military cemetery in Venlo, Limburg, Holland. They…

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Writes that there is still no information regarding her husband. However. the International Red Cross in Geneva has reported that two members of his crew, Pilot Officer H N Petts and Pilot Officer G Russell lost their lives on 26 May 1843. Another…

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Tells her that there is no news of her husband has come through up to the present. Any further information received will be passed on.

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Refers to letter informing her that husband was missing and states that information had been received from the International Red Cross that Pilot Officer Russell Petts and one unidentified body were shot down on 26 May 1943. Not possible to identify…
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