Letter from British Red Cross to Mrs K Wynn

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Title

Letter from British Red Cross to Mrs K Wynn

Description

Writes that there is still no information regarding her husband. However. the International Red Cross in Geneva has reported that two members of his crew, Pilot Officer H N Petts and Pilot Officer G Russell lost their lives on 26 May 1843. Another member of the crew was unidentified. The other five members of the crew should still be regarded as missing.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-07-22

Contributor

Angela Gaffney

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Format

Two page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

EAmpthillMWynnK430722

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Letterhead]
7 BELGRAVE SQUARE,
LONDON, S.W.1
S/LR. RAF/C.7289

22nd.July.1943.

Dear Mrs. Wynn,

We very much regret to have to tell you that no information has come through regarding your husband Sergeant I.A. Wynn. No.1024298, although full enquiries are being made on your behalf.

We feel it is only right, however, that you should be informed of the grievous report which has reached us through the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva, concerning the crew of which your husband was a member, for although the information which this contains can but add most deeply to your already great anxiety, we believe that you would not wish it to be withheld.

A telegram from the organisation at Geneva reports that according to the official German Authorities, Pilot Officer G. Russell and Pilot Officer H.N. Petts lost their lives on May 26th. 1943, and also one member of the crew whose identity it had not yet been possible to establish. On receipt of this tragic news the Air Ministry has posted the two airmen whose names are given as "Missing, believed Killed in Action" but since the crew consisted of seven men you will understand that until further information is forthcoming the remaining five members must still be classified as 'missing'.

We realise what this report will mean to you, and we wish you to know that every effort is being made in order to

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clarify this distressing situation. Please understand that whenever further information comes to light you will be notified immediately, and we ask you to accept meanwhile our sympathy in your suspense.

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Ampthill
pp DL.
Chairman.

Mrs. K. Wynn,
Sunny Brae,
Norley, Frodsham,
Nr. Warrington,
Lancs.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. British Red Cross Society and Margaret Ampthill, “Letter from British Red Cross to Mrs K Wynn,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11495.

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