28    Feb 20110 comments

Mystery Love Letter from World War II

In our special online gallery featuring love letters throughout the last 500 years is a romantic note from an unknown airman, named Jonny, to his sweetheart Elise during World War II. Can you help solve the mystery of the unknown identity of Jonny or Elise?

Love Letter from Unknown Airman during World War II (click to enlarge). Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.

From the address, it can be established that Johnny was situated at the RAF base in Melbourne, Yorkshire, which was open from 1940 – 45. It is believed that the letters were written at some point during this time frame. No other information is known about the writer of these letters, or the recipient.

Love Letter from Mystery Airman in World War II (click to enlarge). Courtesty of the Imperial War Museum.

To read a transcript of this love letter please visit our online gallery and click on the letter from '1940 to 1945' in the Historic Love Letters section.

Could they be your parents or grandparents? Or did you or your relatives serve with Jonny during the war? Help us solve this mystery!

If you have any information about these love letters, their writer or recipient, please email us at valentines@myheritage.com.

These love letters by mystery airman, 'Jonny', can be seen at The Imperial War Museum’s Explore History Centre, London: www.iwm.org.uk

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