Letter informing Ursula Valentine that her husband is missing

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Title

Letter informing Ursula Valentine that her husband is missing

Description

Missing from operation on 30 May 1942. Would communicate if any further news

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-06-01

Contributor

Laura Morgan

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

SValentineJRM1251404v20009-0001

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Transcription

Telephone No. : SPRINGWELL (GLOUCESTER) 2407
Telegraphic Address :
RECORDS TELEX, GLOUCESTER.
Any communications on the
subject of this letter should
be addressed to :
AIR OFFICER i/c RECORDS,
Address as opposite,
And the following number quoted :-
Your Ref. : C7/1251404

RECORD OFFICE,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
GLOUCESTER
Date 1st June 1942
Dear Madam,
I regret to confirm that your husband, No. 1251404 Sergeant John Ross MacKenzie VALENTINE of No. 49 Squadron, Royal Air Force, is missing, the aircraft of which he was the navigator having failed to return to its base on the 30th May 1942 after 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 husband from unofficial sources.
May I assure you of the sympathy of the Royal Air Force with you in your anxiety.

I am,
Dear Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[Signature}
Air Commodore,
Air Officer i/c Records,
ROYAL AIR FORCE.

Mrs. J.R.M. Valentine.
“Rain Boyend”,
Banbury,
Bicester,
Oxfordshire.

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Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Letter informing Ursula Valentine that her husband is missing,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22209.

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