Letters, Jan. 13, 1941

Friday & Saturday

Sirs: Below is a copy of a letter written by Flying Officer Ralph Hope of the R. A. F. to his father, Mr. H. Donald Hope of Birmingham, England. Ralph Hope was flying a Hurricane Fighter during the incidents described in his letter.

It is to be regretted that Flying Officer Hope lost his life about three weeks later during flying operations over East London.

Here again his plane was badly shot up but this time was partly controllable. Rather than bail out and allow the airplane to crash and kill residents . . . Hope attempted to maneuver to an...

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