Air Ministry notification



Air Ministry notification


Letter to Isabel following up the initial telegrams. States that her husband has been reported missing after an operation on 23/24 August 1943.



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Two page typewritten letter


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[underlined] Gerrard 9234 [/underlined]

[underlined] Casualty Branch, [/underlined]
[underlined] 77, Oxford Street, [/underlined]
London W.1.

P. 407893/3/43/P.4.A.2.b.

9 September, 1943.


I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your husband, Sergeant Andrew Bain, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of the 23rd/24th August, 1943, when a Stirling aircraft in which he was flying as air bomber 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.


Mrs. A. Bain,
25, Beaufort Gardens,
Bishop Briggs,

[page break]

The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.

I am, Madam,

Your obedient Servant,

J A Smith



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