Letter to Roy Jackson's father from OC 620 Squadron

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Letter to Roy Jackson's father from OC 620 Squadron

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Offers sympathy over news that his son was missing from operations.

Date

1943-06-23

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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R.A.F Sub-Station Chedburgh,
Bury St. Edmunds,
SUFFOLK.
23rd June, 1943.

Dear Mr. Jackson,
I am writing to offer you the sincere sympathy both of myself and the whole Squadron in the anxiety you have experienced since learning that your son Sgt. Jackson is missing from operations.
He was the rear gunner of an aircraft which took off on the night of 22/23rd June, 1943, to operate against the enemy. No message was received from the aircraft and it failed to return. Nothing has since been heard of it or any of the crew.
There is a possibility that your son may have escaped from the aircraft by parachute or in a forced landing in enemy territory, in which case he would be a Prisoner of War and news of that would not reach us perhaps for many weeks. The International Red Cross would be the first to receive any further news and they would pass it immediately to the Air Ministry. The Air Ministry would therefore communicate with you direct, thus avoiding as much delay as possible.
I feel most deeply for you in this anxious time. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know. We all join with you in hoping and praying that your son is safe.
Yours very sincerely,
[signature]
Wing Commander, Commanding,
[underlined]No. 620 Sqdn[/underlined]


Mr. C. G. Jackson.

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Officer Commanding 620 Squadron, “Letter to Roy Jackson's father from OC 620 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31087.

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