Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from 199 Squadron



Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from 199 Squadron


The letter reports that Doreen's husband is missing on an operation against Munchen. Included is a sheet with advice regarding publication of details of the circumstances of a casualty.




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One typewritten and one printed sheet


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No. 199 Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
7th September, 1943.

Dear Mrs. Ellis,
In reply to your letter dated 5th inst., it is confirmed that your husband was missing on the operation against München, Gladbach, on the night of 30/31st August 1943.
It is hoped that better news will be received concerning him in the near future.
Trusting the above is all the information you require.
Yours sincerely,
[signature] F/Lt,
For Wing Commander,
[underlined]Commanding, 199 Squadron. [/underlined]

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

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[underlined] CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE [/underlined]
The names of all who lose their lives or are wounded or reported missing while serving with the Royal Air Force will appear in the official casualty lists publish from time to time in the Press.
Any publication of the date, place or circumstances of a casualty, and particularly any reference to the unit concerned, might give valuable information to the enemy, and for this reason, only the name, rank and Service number are included in the official lists.
Relatives are particularly requested, in the national interest, to ensure that any notices published privately do not disclose the date, place or circumstances of the casualty, or the unit.
The press have been asked to co-operate in ensuring that no information of value to the enemy is published.



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