Air Council letter to John's mother

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Title

Air Council letter to John's mother

Description

Standard letter expressing their regrets at John being reported missing.

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Date

1944-02-26

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Spatial Coverage

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Format

One typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EEvansCHarrisonA440226-0001, EEvansCHarrisonA440226-0002

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73-77 OXFORD STREET,
London, W.1.

P.413926/7/P.4.A.2.

26 February, 1944.

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant John Cyril Harrison, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 19/20th February, 1944, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as rear gunner set out to bomb Leipzig 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 Crass Committee, and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.

/If any

A. Harrison, Esq.,
27, Brookside,
Collingham Bridge,
Near Leeds.

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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,

Charles Evans

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Citation

Charles Evans, “Air Council letter to John's mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31584.

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