Letter to Tom Whitehead's mother from Royal Air Force Records Office

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Letter to Tom Whitehead's mother from Royal Air Force Records Office

Description

Informs her that her son is missing, his aircraft failed to return on night 8/9 April 1943. States that he will write once they have any further information,

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-04-12

Contributor

Claire Monk

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One-page typewritten letter

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EWilliamsonAWhiteheadJ[Mo]430412

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Transcription

RECORD OFFICE,
ROYA AIR FORCE,
GLOUCESTER,

DATE 12TH April 1943

Telephone No : SPRINGWALL (GLOUCESTER) 2204

Yours Ref: C7/1502391

[Customs and Excise Date Stamp 9 Aug 1945]

Dear Madam

I regret to inform you that our son, No.1502391 Sergeant Tom WHITEHEAD of No. 428 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Squadron, Royal Air Force, is missing, the aircraft of which he was the air gunner having failed to return to its base on the night of 8th/9th April 1943 from an operational flight.

This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded. I will communicate with you again immediately I have any further news and would be obliged if you, on your part, would write to me should you hear anything of your son from unofficial sources.

May I assure you of the sympathy of the Royal Air Forde with your anxiety.

I am,
Dear Madam, Your obedient Servant,

R Williamson
For Air Commodore,
Air Officer i/c Records,
ROYAL AIR FORCE.

Mrs J. Whitehead.
Jaumfields Farm,
Littlemoss,
Ashton-under-Lyne,
Lancashire.

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Citation

E Williamson, “Letter to Tom Whitehead's mother from Royal Air Force Records Office,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17151.

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