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A biography of Arthur Pritchard written by his daughter. It covers his training, operations and the night he was shot down. Despite speaking no French he was assisted to a hideout in Paris where he remained until Paris was liberated in August 1944.

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Informs her that husband John is missing as result of operations on night of 30/31 May 1942.

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The letter refers to Jim Tyrie being missing in action and assuring his father that he may be captured and that efforts will be made to trace him through the Red Cross.

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A telegram to Jim Tyrie's father reporting his son missing.

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Telegram stating that telegram from red cross quoting German information that her husband John previously reported missing was a prisoner of war.

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Confirms previous telegram that information from red cross quoting German information that her husband previously reported missing is now a prisoner of war.

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Missing from operation on 30 May 1942. Would communicate if any further news

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Informs her that her husband failed to return from an operation over Germany on 30 May 1942. The correspondent would inform her if they had any further news.

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A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

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Announced missing from air operations: Pilot Officer Hedley Madgett DFM.

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List killed in action, died while prisoner and missing. Underlined is missing: Wing Commander William Mitchell Penman DFC. (Officer Commanding 61 Squadron).

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Reported missing from recent operations, Hedley Robert Madgett DFM.

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Article mentions aircrew nearly 1000 aircrew losses when 137 bombers lost. Not all lost for ever, discussing chances of survival and becoming prisoner of war.

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Madgett, Hedley Robert, Pilot Officer, DFM, reported missing on his 30th operational flight.

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Notice of award of Distinguished Flying Medal at the same time as reported missing. Some details of citation for medal.

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Account of operation on Peenemunde research and development establishment. Mentions diversion attacks and Mosquito operation against Berlin. Forty one bombers and one fighter missing. Was a precision attack. 1200 mile journey.

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Received official notice that Sergeant (now Pilot Officer) Hedley Robert Madgett had been awarded Distinguished Flying Medal now reported missing.

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Have read news that Hedley is missing and hope he is safe. Offers sympathy over their anxiety.

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From J Stott expressing great sorrow over news that Hedley is missing.

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From Mary Stewart expressing shock over news that Hedley was missing, especially after news of award of Distinguished Flying Medal.

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From S Stephenson at George Harker & Co Ltd thanking him for sending copies of letters from Red Cross.

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Writes that a reply to her letter to Adastral House noted that a PO Lewis was in the crew and as a result she fears for safety of the rest of the crew and that they must have come down in the sea. Hopes that some of them might have been picked up.

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Expresses sympathy over son going missing and offering financial assistance in the event that it be required.

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From T J Robins of Robin's stores limited. Writes he noted in newspaper that Hedley was missing. He writes he has son in RAF as well and hopes they will get good news soon.

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From Dorothy Richlings writing she is sad over lack of news. Encourages them to not give up hope.
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