1942 Letter of Recommendation for Pam Gardner
This letter was handed to the Aldermaston History Group at Pam Gardner’s wake in 2017 by her goddaughter Virginia.
1 The 60th Troop Carrier Group arrived at Aldermaston in August 1942 and Lt Col T J Schofield took command of the Group on 11 Oct 1942, about 4 weeks before this letter was written.
This letter was written 2 days before the 60th Troop Carrier Group USAAF left Aldermaston on their first combat mission. The mission was part of Operation Torch, and was to North Africa to drop paratroopers over Oran on the 8th November 1942. The group was based from that date at Tafaraoui, Algeria.
1 Information on the 60th Troop Carrier Group is courtesy of
Rickard, J (14 April 2015), 60th Troop Carrier Group , http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/60th_Troop_Carrier_Group.html