Letter to Alastair Lang's wife from RAF casualty branch



Letter to Alastair Lang's wife from RAF casualty branch


Expresses regret that her husband was missing as a result of air operations to Dortmund on night 4 May 1943. Does not necessary mean he was killed and they would make enquiries through Red Cross.



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[underlined]Casualty Branch,
77 Oxford Street,[/underlined]
London W. 1.
5 June 1943.

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your husband, Acting Flight Lieutenant Alastair Grant Lang D.F.C., Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 4th May, 1943, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as captain set out to bomb Dortmund 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 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,

Mrs. A.G. Lang,
1 Station Road,


Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Casualty Branch, “Letter to Alastair Lang's wife from RAF casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31051.

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