Letter from Casualty Branch

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Title

Letter from Casualty Branch

Description

Expresses regret that Sergeant Albert Ansell is missing as a result of his Lancaster failing to return from operations on 1 May 1943. Enquiries are being made through International Red Cross.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-05-26

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Format

One page photocopied typewritten letter

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Identifier

EEvansCAnsell[Fa]430526

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Transcription

Gerrard 9234

Casualty Branch,
77, OXFORD STREET, W.1.

26 May, 1943.

Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant Albert Ansell, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on 1st May 1943, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as navigator set out for action against the enemy and failed to return. This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross Committee and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.
If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.

The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.

I am, Sir
Your obedient Servant,
Charles Evans

Collection

Citation

Charles Evans, “Letter from Casualty Branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10703.

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