Letter to Henry Simpson's father

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Title

Letter to Henry Simpson's father

Description

Informing his that his son was missing as a result of air operations on night 7/8 June 1944 when his Lancaster in which he was flight engineer failed to return.

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Date

1944-06-13

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Format

Two page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EEvansCSimpsonHW440613

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73-77 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1.
13 June, 1944.
P.418222/1/P.4.A.2.
Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant Henry Evan Wade Simpson, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 7th/8th June, 1944, when Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as flight engineer set out to bomb a target at Versailles 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
H.W. Simpson, Esq.,
Amberley,
Single street,
Biggin Hill,
Kent.
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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,
Charles Evans

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Citation

C Evans, “Letter to Henry Simpson's father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26656.

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