Letter to W Anderson from Air Council

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Title

Letter to W Anderson from Air Council

Description

The letter informs the father of Sergeant William Gowland Anderson that his son has been killed in action

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-12

Contributor

Laura Morgan

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Format

One type written sheet

Language

Identifier

SWrightAC1149750v20009

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Transcription

[UNDERLINED] Gerrard 9234 [/UNDERLINED]
[UNDERLINED] Casualty Branch, [/UNDERLINED]
[UNDERLINED] 77, Oxford Street, [/UNDERLINED]
London, W.1.

P.416558/4/P.4.A.2.
12 May, 1944.

Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to inform you that they have with great regret to confirm the telegram in which you were notified that your son, Sargeant William Goland Anderson, Royal Air Force, lost his life as the result of air operations on the night of 27th/28th April, 1944.
Your son was a wireless operator of a Lancaster aircraft which set out to bomb Friedrichshafen and failed to return.
The British Air Attache at Berne has since reported that two of the occupants of the aircraft, Flying Officer Prowse and Sargeant Bridges, have been admitted to hospital, and that your son and five other occupants were killed.
No information has yet been furnished regarding the place of their burial.
The Air Council desire me to express their profound sympathy with you in your bereavement.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servent,
J A Smith

W. Anderson, Esq.,
4, St Cuthberts Terrace,
Dalton
Murton,
Co.Durham.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Air Council, “Letter to W Anderson from Air Council,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2259.

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