Letter to Mrs Hobbs from Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs Hobbs from Air Ministry

Description

Letter informs Mrs Hobbs that no further information regarding the reported death of her husband had been received. However, in view of information from secret sources he is presumed to have lost his life on 16 March 1944.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-23

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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One-page typewritten letter

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Identifier

EBentDHobbsKM440923

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Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
73–77, OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1.
Tel No. GERRARD 9234
Correspondence on the subject of this letter should be addressed to
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE,
AIR MINISTRY (P.4(Cas.)),
And should quote the reference P.414772/44/P.4.B.8.
23-9-44
Your Ref…………………
Madam,
With reference to the letter from this Department of the 12th August, 1944, I am directed to inform you that no further information regarding the reported death of your husband, 1262633 Flight Sergeant F. J. Hobbs, has been received. In view, however, of the report from a reliable secret source, and of the lapse of time, action has now been taken to presume, for official purposes, that he lost his life on 16th March, 1944.
I am to express the sympathy of the Department with you in your great loss and to assure you that should any additional details be received at a later date you will be informed.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
for Director of Personal Services.
Mrs F. J. Hobbs,
32, Southcroft Road,
Tooting,
S.W.17.

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Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry and D Bent, “Letter to Mrs Hobbs from Air Ministry ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10168.

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