Letter from Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn



Letter from Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn


Letter from the Casualty Branch advising that her husband is missing as a result of air operations on 25/26 May 1943. It does not mean that he was killed and enquiries are being made through Red Cross.



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One-page typewritten letter


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[Underlined] Gerrard 9234 [/underlined]

Casualty Branch
77, Oxford Street,
London, W. 1

P.404570/2/43/P4. A2

11, June 1943.

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your husband, Sergeant Ian Archer Wynn, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 25/26th May, 1943, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as flight engineer set out to bomb the enemy and was not heard from again. 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 husband 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, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
E Jones

Mrs. I. A. Wynn,
“Sunny Brae”
Norley Frodsham,



Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter from Air Ministry to Mrs K Wynn,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 23, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11517.

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