Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry

Description

The letter advises Doreen that there is no further news about her husband and his fellow crew members.

Date

1944-04-27

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Format

One typewritten sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SEllisRHG918424v10038

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY
(Casualty Branch),
73-77, OXFORD STREET,W.1.
27th April, 1944.

P.408122/7/P.4.A.3.

Madam,
I am directed to refer to your letter of 13th April, 1944, and to inform you with regret that no further news has been received concerning your husband since the Departments letter of 31st January, 1944.
As there were, unhappily, no survivors among the crew of the Stirling aircraft in which your husband was air gunner, the circumstances under which the aircraft was lost are not known.
It is also anticipated that, as the first report from the International Red Cross Committee failed to include the date on which your husband was buried at Eindhoven-Woensel, there may be considerable delay before this information is received, but enquiries are continuing and should any news be received, you will be informed immediately.
Your husbands name, together with the names of his crew, has been included in Casualty Communique No. 384 and will appear in the ‘Times’ in approximately two weeks time.
I am again to express the profound sympathy of the Department with you, in your sad loss.

I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
for Director of Personal Services

Mrs. D. C. H. Ellis,
253, Balham High Road,
S.W.17.

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Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28648.

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