Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the RAF casualty branch

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the RAF casualty branch

Description

Informs her that her husband was missing as a result of air operations to Mannheim on night 23/24 September 1943.

Date

1943-10-01

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EEvansCLayneAJ431001

Transcription

Gerrard [underlined] 9234 [/underlined]

[underlined] (Casualty Branch) [/underlined]
P 409001/5/43/P.4.A.2.B. [underlined] 77, Oxford Street, [/underlined]
London, W.1.

1 October, 1943.

Madam,

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your husband, Warrant Officer Walter Henry Layne, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 23rd/24th September, 1943, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as wireless-operator / air-gunner set out to bomb Mannheim and was not heard of 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 husband 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, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature] Charles Evans [/signature]

Mrs, W.H.Layne,
“Stoneleigh”
Barrowby High Road,
Grantham,
Lincolnshire.

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Citation

RAF casualty branch, “Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the RAF casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 30, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30774.

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