Letter to Mrs E. Peadon



Letter to Mrs E. Peadon


A letter to the mother of Alex Peadon informing her that her son is missing after an operation to Munchen-Gladbach. The letter includes a list of six fellow crew members.



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Three typed sheets


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[Air Ministry crest]
Tele. No.
Gerrard 9234
Casualty Branch,
77, Oxford Street,
London. W.1.
11 September, 1943.
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant Alec Henry Peadon, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 30th/31st August, 1943, when a Halifax aircraft in which he was flying as air bomber set out to bomb Munchen-Gladbach, Rhineland, Germany, and was not heard from again.
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.
Mrs. E. Peadon,
56 Lake View Road,
[page break]
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 desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature Charles Evans]
[page break]
[underlined] Names and Addresses of Next of Kin. [/underlined]
[blank] – [blank] – [underlined] Next of Kin. [/underlined]
Sgt. Alan D, Johnstone. – Pilot. – Mr. J. Johnstone. Oaklands, Carbrooke, Thetford, Norfolk.
Sgt. William Williams – Navigator. – Mrs. I Williams, 4, Clifton Road, Grimsby.
Sgt. Alec Henry Peadon. – Air Bomber. – Mrs. E. Peadon, 54, Lake View Road, Lincoln.
Sgt. Kenneth W. Smith. – Wireless Op. – Mr. W.G. Smith, 7 Glenbervle Drive, Leigh on Sea. Essex.
Sgt. Arthur A. Reeves. – Flight Eng. – Mr. A. Reeves, Cromwell House, Aynescombe Lane, Mortlake, London S.W.14.
Sgt. T.I. Goodwin. – Air Gunner. – Mrs. I. Cook, 77 Arragon Road, East Ham, London E.6.
Sgt. Street H.T. – Air Gunner. – Mrs. F.B. Mobley, 418 Kings Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham.



Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs E. Peadon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26033.

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