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Letter from Fannie Lennox to her son John Watt Lennox, May 3, 1943

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Title

Letter from Fannie Lennox to her son John Watt Lennox, May 3, 1943

Description

Item consists of a letter sent by Mrs. Fannie Lennox to her son John Watt Lennox. The letter was returned.
On the night of May 4/5, 1943 during his seventh sortie in a Halifax bomber with other allied bombers targeting Dortmund in the Ruhr valley, Lennox and his crew were shot down along the German-Dutch border. John Lennox and his air gunner, Bernard Moody were killed, but the remaining crew survived. Lennox was one month short of his twenty-third birthday. He was initially buried in Lingen-am-Ems and later moved to the Reichswald Forest Military Cemetery near Kleve, Germany just over the border from Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Creator

Fannie Lennox

Date

3 May 1943

Identifier

2009-003 / 001 (04)

Files

Citation

Fannie Lennox, “Letter from Fannie Lennox to her son John Watt Lennox, May 3, 1943,” York University Libraries | Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections online exhibits, accessed July 23, 2017, http://archives.library.yorku.ca/items/show/2104.