Letter from RAF Market Harborough to Mrs Wareing



Letter from RAF Market Harborough to Mrs Wareing


Expresses sorrow that her husband, Bob, has been reported as missing. He writes that there is every possibility that he may have baled out or force landed in enemy territory and hopes that she will receive news of him soon.



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Royal Air Force Station,
Market Harborough,
16th August, 1944.
Ref: DO/WSG.
Dear Mrs Wareing,
I cannot tell you how sorry we all are at Market Harborough to learn that Bob has been reported missing. I have spoken to 582 Squadron and the only information they could give me was that Bob failed to return from an operational sortie, but they have promised to let me know immediately if they obtain any further information.
I do not wish to hold out any false hopes but there is every possibility that he may have baled out or made a forced landing in enemy occupied territory. I sincerely hope this may be the case and knowing Bob as well as I do I am sure he would keep his head in any emergency and would escape if it was at all possible, [deleted] and [/deleted] we have the utmost confidence in his abilities and sincerely hope that good news will be forthcoming in the near future.
With kindest regards from Mrs. Gardner and myself.
Yours Sincerely
Mrs. J. Wareing,
56 West Common Garden,
Old Breemby,
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]



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