Condolence letter

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Title

Condolence letter

Description

To Bill's father when Bill failed to return from an operation.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-31

Contributor

Rights

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Format

Two page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

ESmithJABrooksAH440531-0001, ESmithJABrooksAH440531-0002

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73-77 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1.
Telephone No. : GERRARD 9234
Trunk calls and Telegraphic Address: “AIR MINISTRY,” LONDON
P.417642/3/P.4.A.2.
31 May, 1944.
Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Flight Sergeant William Alfred Brooks, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 24th/25th May, 1944, when a Halifax aircraft in which he was flying as air bomber set out to bomb Aachen, Germany, 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
A.H. Brooks, Esq.,
49, The Drive,
North Harrow,
Middlesex.
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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]

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Condolence letter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 1, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27170.

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