Letter from Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn

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Title

Letter from Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn

Description

Refers to letter informing her that husband was missing and states that information had been received from the International Red Cross that Pilot Officer Russell Petts and one unidentified body were shot down on 26 May 1943. Not possible to identify unknown as her husband.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-10-12

Contributor

Bradley Froggatt
Steve Baldwin

Rights

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Format

Two page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

EAirMinWynnK431012

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Air Ministry Crest]

Air Ministry
(Casualty Branch),
73-77, Oxford Street,
W. 1.

12th October, 1943

P.404570/43/P.4.Cas.3.B.

Madam,

I am directed to refer to the letter dated 11th June, 1943, notifying you that your husband, Pilot Officer Ian Archer Wynn, Royal Air Force, was reported missing on 26th May, 1943 and to inform you that the following information has been received through the International Red Cross Committee: Pilot Officers Russell, Petts and one unidentified body were shot down on 26th May, 1943. No burial place is given.

It is not possible on this information to identify the unknown but as your husband is still unaccounted for and the above were members of his crew it is considered that you would wish to be notified of this report.

/ I

Mrs. I. A. Wynn,
“Sunny Brae”
Morley Frodsham,
Warrington,
Lancs.

[page break]

I am to add an expression of the Department’s sympathy with you in your anxiety and to assure you that you will be notified of any further information received.

I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,

[signature]

for Director of Personal Services

Collection

Citation

Air Ministry Casualty Branch, “Letter from Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11492.

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