Letter from British Red Cross to Mrs K Wynn

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Title

Letter from British Red Cross to Mrs K Wynn

Description

Reports still no news of her husband. German authorities have informed the International Red Cross that two members of his crew Pilot Officer Russell and Flying Officer Petts have been buried in military cemetery in Venlo, Limburg, Holland. They continue efforts to get news of her husband.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-09

Contributor

Roger Dunsford

Rights

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Format

Two page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

EAmpthillMWynnK440809-0001, EAmpthillMWynnK440809-0002

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Letterhead]
EBB/EMM/RAF/C7289
9th August, 1944.

Dear Mrs. Wynn,
Although we are still, unhappily, without any news of your husband, Sergeant I A. Wynn No. 1024298 Royal Air Force, we are writing to tell you of a further report which we have now received through the International Red Cross Committee about Pilot Officer Russell and Flying Officer Petts, who were flying in the same aircraft.
The German authorities state that the burial of these two officers took place in the Military Cemetery at Venlo, Province of Limburg, Holland, thus indicating in what locality the disaster had occurred. We believe that you would wish to have this statement in your possession, and it is for this reason we are sending it on to you. Unfortunately no information was given regarding the other members of your husband’s crew.
You will know that our efforts on your behalf are continuing and anything which may come to our knowledge concerning your husband or any of his companions will be passed to you
P.T.O.
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without fail.
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Ampthill
pp.SBB.
Chairman.

Mrs. I. A. Wynn,
Sunny Brae,
Norley,
Frodsham, Nr. Warrington,
Lancs.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. British Red Cross Society and Margartet Ampthill, “Letter from British Red Cross to Mrs K Wynn,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11496.

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