Letter to Dennis Kelly's wife from casualty section department of air

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Title

Letter to Dennis Kelly's wife from casualty section department of air

Description

Informing her that as her husband is reported missing as a result of air operations on 19 July 1944, his motor car could not be easily stored or returned to Australia. It would be kept for three months and then sold and proceeds held on his behalf. Alternatively, she could nominate someone to take delivery of it in the United Kingdom.

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Date

1944-09-01

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ELangalowMCKellyP440901

Transcription

[crest]
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.
Casualty Section,
DEPARTMENT OF AIR,
391 Lit. Collins S [missing letters]
MELBOURNE, C.1.
TELEPHONES:
[deleted] [indecipherable words] [/deleted] MU. 9981
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS:
“AIRFORCE MELBOURNE.”
IN REPLY QUOTE RAAF. 166/22/277/(22A)
207562
SEP – 1 1944
Dear Madam,
With reference to the Service affairs of your husband, Flight Sergeant Denis Vaughan Kelly, who is reported to be missing as the result of air operations on the 19th July, 1944, I have to advise that a motor car owned by him is held at his former unit.
In view of the difficulty experienced in storing articles of this nature, and of the fact that it is not practicable to return them to Australia, the practice is to hold them for approximately three months from the date on which the member became missing. If he is then still posted as missing, such articles are sold and the proceeds are held on his behalf.
However, an opportunity is given to you, should you so wish, to nominate some person in the United Kingdom to take delivery of the motor car instead of selling same.
If it is desired to make such a nomination, it is important that this Department receive advice as to the name and address of the person so nominated not later than the 21st September, 1944. If no such nomination is received by such last mentioned date, sale will be effected as abovementioned.
Yours faithfully,
[signature]
(M.C. Langalow)
[underlined] SECRETARY [/underlined]
Mrs. D.V. Kelly,
88 Addison Street,
[underlined] ELWOOD. [/underlined] VICTORIA.

Citation

M C Langalow, “Letter to Dennis Kelly's wife from casualty section department of air,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18461.

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