Letter to Mr AB Geach from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mr AB Geach from the Air Ministry

Description

A letter of sympathy from the Air Ministry to David Geach's father expressing regret that his son is missing during operations.

Date

1944-03-31

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Language

Format

Two typewritten sheets

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EEvansCGeachAB440331-0001,
EEvansCGeachAB440331-0002

Transcription

Telephone No.: GERRARD 9234
Trunk Calls and Telegraphic Address} “AIR MINISTRY,” LONDON
P.415174/2/P.4.A.2.
31 March 1944.
Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Flight Sergeant David Gilbert Geach, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 24/25th March, 1944, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as air bomber set out to bomb Berlin and failed to return.
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 son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
/The Air Council
A. B. Geach, Esq.,
4, Upperton Road,
Plaistow,
E.13.
[page break]
The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mr AB Geach from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 15, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18740.

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