Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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(1921-1943) British flight sergeant, tail gunner of Lancaster ED936/G AJ-H of 617 Squadron on the Dam Busters Raid, 16th May 1943. Very rare A.L.S. “your loving son Steve” and “Sgt. Burns” at top, 2pp. 8vo., “RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire”, [n.d., 1943], to his mother. Burns thanks her for her letter and continues” “…I will try and get you some matches as soon as possible. I have ordered a bible for our Dos [annotated “(me)” in red ink by Dorothy Mundon, the sister of Burns] and will send it as soon as I receive it”, further adding that he is pleased his sister has made a good start, although “…She will only be giving tickets out I expect unless it has prospects later on for her…” Burns also states that he has received letters from his father and brother John and concludes: “…I don't suppose I will be on leave for some weeks yet. Please pack tooth-paste well and see it doesn't get damaged and please be quick” Autographs of Burns are rare in any form: he and almost all of his fellow crewmen would be shot down and killed over Belgium on December 20. Creased and soiled a bit.
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Minimum Bid: $160.00
Final Bid:
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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