Letter to Mrs Roy Ellis from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs Roy Ellis from the Air Ministry

Description

The letter advises Mrs Ellis that her husband is missing.

Date

1943-09-15

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Format

Two typewritten sheets

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SEllisRHG918424v10015-0001, SEllisRHG918424v10015-0002

Transcription

[underlined](Casualty Branch)[/underlined]
[underlined]77, Oxford Street,[/underlined]
London, W.1.
15 September 1943
408122/43/7/P.4.A.2.

Madam,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your husband, Sergeant Roy Hazeldene George Ellis, Royal Air Force, is missing as the results of air operations on the night of 30th/31st August, 1943, when a Stirling aircraft in which he was flying as mid-upper-gunner set out to bomb Munchen-Gladbach and was not heard from again.
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 at once be informed.
If any information regarding your husband is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
/The

Mrs. R.H.G. Ellis,
253, Balham High Road,
London,
S.W.17.

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The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signed] Charles Evans

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Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs Roy Ellis from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28599.

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