Diary, 1941

Meigs, Merrill C.


1 v. (54 p.)..
(Notes from cover page) The diary describes the transatlantic flight of one of the bombers for Britain, and the aspects of London, Liverpool and the English countryside. It records meetings with men who controled the air destiny of Britain. It sets down an historic conference with Winston Churchill at Number Ten Downing Street. It was written under unusual conditions: in the cockpit of a bomber as it crossed the North Atlantic, in a London hotel during black-outs, in R.A.F. squadron headquarters, in a secret underground operation base, and in an American ferry transport as it was pursued by a German Messerschmitt. It was a confidential document, written for Mr. Meigs' own record. A few of his co-workers in the Office of Production Management who saw the diary felt it could be read by his trusted friends. This document contains those edited portions. The number made is not known.
Meigs was Chief of Aircraft Production of the Office of Production Management, and the first American civilian to cross and recross the Atlantic in a bomber.
Inscribed by Murrill C. Meigs to "my dear friends, Gertrude and John Francis Neylaw, Washington D.C., 9/27/41.

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