Letter to Philip Jenkinson's father from casualty branch

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Letter to Philip Jenkinson's father from casualty branch

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Expresses regret that his son was reported as missing in action as result of operations 6/7 September 1943 to Munich.

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1943-09-21

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One b/w photocopy

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SJenkinsonLP1316403v10025

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AIR MINISTRY
Casualty Branch
77 Oxford Street
London W.1.
21st September 1943

P408495/5/43/P.4.A.2.B.

Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant Leslie Phillip Jenkinson, Royal Air Force, is missing as a result of air operations on the night of 6th/7th September, 1943, when a Halifax aircraft in which he was flying as air gunner set out to bomb Munich 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 be at once informed.
If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signed] Charles Evans

N. Jenkinson, Esq.,
Bosvanan,
Falmouth,
Cornwall.

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C Evans, “Letter to Philip Jenkinson's father from casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30624.

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