Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn

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Title

Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn

Description

Letter advising her that because of the length of time her husband has been missing he must now be presumed dead

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-11-08

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

EHerbertGNCWynnK431108

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Transcription

[Letterhead] Air Ministry crest [/Letterhead]
AIR MINISTRY
(Casualty Branch),
73-77, OXFORD STREET,
W. 1.
8th November, 1943
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE
Your Ref [underlined] P. 404570/2/P.4.B.6 [/underlined]
Madam,
With reference to the letter from this Department dated 12th October 1943, I am directed to inform you, with deep regret that no further information has come to hand regarding the fate of your husband, Pilot Officer I. A. Wynn, and it is feared that, in view of the time that has elapsed since he was reported missing, there can be little hope of his having survived.
It is accordingly proposed to take action to presume his death, and for this purpose I am to ask that you will be good enough formally to confirm that you have received no further news or evidence regarding him.
A further communication on this matter will be sent to you at a later date, but I am to assure you that this presumption action is taken for official purposes only, and this enquiry will continue to be made from every available source.
I am to extend to you the sincere sympathy of the Department in this time of your great anxiety.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
GNC Herbert
For Director of Personal Services
Mrs. I. A. Wynn,
“Sunny Brae”,
Norley Frodsham,
Warrington,
Lancashire.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter from the Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11516.

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