Letter to Mrs E Milling from Reginald Twamley

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Title

Letter to Mrs E Milling from Reginald Twamley

Description

Letter to Mrs E Milling from a wing commander saying that her husband was part of an experienced crew and hoping that they may have escaped from the aircraft. He offers his personal sympathy.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-09-29

Contributor

Lesley Wain

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Format

One-page typewritten letter

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Identifier

ETurambyRMillingEM430929

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Transcription

Royal Air Force Station,
Kirmington,
Lincolnshire.
29th. September 1943.
Dear Mrs Milling
Before you receive this letter you will have been informed by telegram that your husband, Sergeant Edward Milling, is missing from air operations.
He was the Navigator of an aircraft which failed to return from an attack on Hanover on the night of the 27th. September, 1943.
There is, of course, a fair chance that the whole of the crew may eventually be reported as prisoner of war, and I trust you may derive some comfort from this hope.
Your husband was a member of a most experienced crew and his loss is deeply regretted. I can only offer you my sincere personal sympathy and express the hope that he may have been able to escape from the aircraft.
Any further information that may be received will be forwarded to you immediately.
Yours sincerely
Reginald Twamley
Wing Commander, Commanding,
[underlined] Red Squadron, R.A.F. [/underlined]
Mrs. E.M. Milling,
57, West Crescent,
Clifton Side,
Beeston,
[underlined] Notts. [/underlined] (Nottinghamshire)

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Citation

“Letter to Mrs E Milling from Reginald Twamley,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1194.

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