Letter to Eric Sanger's father

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Title

Letter to Eric Sanger's father

Description

From casualty branch expressing regret that his son was missing as result of air operations on night 25/26 February 1943 when his Lancaster failed to return. Enquiries would be made via the Red Cross.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-03-04

Contributor

Laura Morgan

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Format

One page typewritten letter

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Identifier

ERichardsDGSangerWJ430304

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Transcription

--------- Gerrard 9234
P.400650/4/43/P.4.A.2

Air Ministry
Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Casualty Branch,
Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
77, OXFORD STREET, W.1.
4 March, 1943.



Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Flying Officer Eric William Sanger, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 25/26th February 1943, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as air bomber set out for action and failed to return. This does not necessarily 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 will be 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 desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.
I am Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]

W.J. Sanger Esq.,
11 Macklin Road,
Salisbury,
Wilts.

Citation

D S Richards, “Letter to Eric Sanger's father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 31, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26606.

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