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On this page are two letters, one each from two members of the crew
 Sgt. John Goodwin and Sgt. Stephen Preston.

 

Sgt. John Goodwin - 27 June 1943
 
 In John's letter to his sister, he describes the night they were bombed from above by probably another Lancaster. As he is relating his experiences in the letter, you can feel the excitement or even terror that he felt when the incident happened. There is very little punctuation in his description and he seems to describe the whole incident in one breath.
 

 
 The letter is as follows....
 
                             

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Click HERE to read newspaper article of the incident

 

Sgt. Stephen Preston
 
 This letter is the final letter that the parents of Sgt. Stephen Preston received from their son. It is the letter that all airmen and men from the other services, left in places, like their locker or a table near their bed and was to be sent to their next of kin if they succumbed to the finality of war.
 

 
 the final letter....
 

                   

 

                   

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