Letter to Mrs A Lee from Officer Commanding 467 Squadron

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Letter to Mrs A Lee from Officer Commanding 467 Squadron

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Writes in answer to her letter that the remainder of James Lee's crew were all killed. Mentions Wing Commander Gomm, captain and commander of the squadron. Rejoices that one member was spared and it would not be long before she was reunited with her son.

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Date

1943-10-23

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SLeeJR575842v20002

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No. 467 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron,
R.A.F. Station,
Waddington,
Lincoln.
23rd. November, 1943.
Dear Mrs Lee,
In reply to your letter of the 11th. inst., I am deeply grieved to have to tell you that the remainder of the crew, without exception, were killed. Your son was the sole survivor.
Wing Commander Gomm was the pilot and captain of the aircraft, as well as Commander of the Squadron, and was a pilot and an officer of the very highest type. His loss is indeed a heavy one, for we can ill afford to lose men of his ability and charm, and he will be missed and greatly mourned by all who knew him.
With you we rejoice in the knowledge that, at any rate, one member of the crew has been spared to uphold the glory of a great and gallant crew, and we profoundly hope that it will not be very long before your son is reunited with his loved ones.
Yours
[signature]
Wing Commander, Commanding,
[underlined] No. 467 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron. [/underlined]
Mrs. A. Lee,
13 Clifton Gardens,
St. George’s Road,
HULL.

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OC 467 Squadron, “Letter to Mrs A Lee from Officer Commanding 467 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28764.

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