Letter to Jack Newton's wife

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Title

Letter to Jack Newton's wife

Description

From officer commanding 12 Squadron regretting that they could not give and information on her husbands chances of safety. Also unable to give any information on other crew members.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-08-12

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

Rights

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

SNewtonJL742570v10029

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

No. 12 Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
Binbrook, Lincs.
12th August, 1941.
Dear Mrs [inserted] Newton [/inserted]
I thank you for your letter of the 9th August, but it is regretted that we cannot give you any information as to your husband’s chances of safety
With reference to the New Zealander you mention it is presumed that you refer to Sgt. Robert Douglas Porteous. He was the other air gunner in the crew, and has also been reported missing.
We are sorry we cannot be more helpful, but you can rest assured that you will be notified immediately should any further details come to hand.
Yours Sincerely
[signature]
W/Cdr., Commanding,
No. 12 Squadron.
Mrs. M. E. Newton,
30-32 Townshend Road,
Regents Park, London, N.W.8.

Citation

Officer Commanding 12 Squadron, “Letter to Jack Newton's wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27425.

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