Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry

Description

Referring to her letter of 12 December 1947, and stating that the aircraft of her late husband, Sergeant Tom Wharmby, was shot down at Nunspeet near Doornspijk on 13 May 1943. The Graves Service is intending to photography the graves of all service personnel and (although it may take some time) she will be sent this when completed.. Also included is a newspaper clipping stating that Tom was killed in action and buried at Harderwijk, Holland.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1948-01-05

Contributor

Claire Monk
Frank Batten

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Format

One typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

ELivingstonAWWharmbyE480105

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Transcription

P.404017/43/S.14.(Cas).B.2.

[ Air Ministry Crest ]
AIR MINISTRY
2, SEVILLE STREET
LONDON, S.W.1.

5th January, 1948.

Madam,

I am directed to refer to your letter of the 12th December, 1947, and to say it is regretted that the Department is unable to obtain any further details in connection with the sad loss of your husband expect that his aircraft is known to have crashed at Nunspeet near Doornspijk about 17 miles north north west of Apeldoorn at 1.30 a.m. on 13th May, 1943.

You will be glad to know, however, that it is the intention of the Graves Service to photograph the graves of all service personnel when they have been suitable marked and although some considerable time may elapse before this task is completed, you may rest assured that as soon as the photograph of your husband’s grave it received it will be sent to you.

I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant.
A W Livingstone


Mrs. E. Wharmby,
7, Blantyne Avenue,
Walkden,
Near Manchester.

[National Scheme For Disabled Men Crest]

[inserted]
Roll of Honour
WHARMBY – Treasured memories of SGT. TOM WHARMBY, R.A.F., VR., (bomber Command) of Walkden, Killed in action 13th May 1943, Buried in Harderwijk, Holland. “Into the dark night he flew and on to the glorious morn”.
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Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs E Wharmby from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17130.

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