Letter to Harry Brook's wife from OC 9 Squadron

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Letter to Harry Brook's wife from OC 9 Squadron

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Writes adding information to previous telegram concerning her husband being killed as the result of an aircraft accident.

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1942-12-24

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One printed letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ESouthwellSBrooksWM421224

Transcription

No. 9 Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
Waddington,
Nr. Lincoln.
24th December 1942.

Dear Mrs Brooks,
It is with the greatest sorrow that I write concerning the telegram I had to send you on the 21st December notifying you that your husband, Sergeant Harry Sydney Brooks had been killed as a result of an aircraft accident.
He was the Wireless Operator of an aircraft which crashed on taking off on an operational trip on the night of the 20th December 1942. It may be of some consolation to you, however, to know that your husband’s death must have been instantaneous.
Your husband had carried out many operational sorties and always showed the upmost zeal and efficiency in the performance of his arduous duties. He was most popular with everyone in the Squadron.
This accident, involving the death of several of its best airmen, has been a heavy blow to the Squadron. All the officers and airmen join me in sending you deep sympathy in your great loss, which is also ours. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to write to me.
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
WING COMMANDER, COMMANDING
[underlined] NO. 9 SQUADRON, WADDINGTON. [/underlined]


Mrs. W.M. Brookes,
116, Courthill Road,
Lewisham, London S.E.13.

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Southwell, “Letter to Harry Brook's wife from OC 9 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30557.

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