Letter to Maurice Monk's father from the air ministry

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Title

Letter to Maurice Monk's father from the air ministry

Description

States that although he had previously been notified that his so was missing and there was no further news, they had received information from German authorities that another member of his son's crew lost his life on 13 June 1944.

Date

1941-08-09

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EAirMinMonksA440809

Transcription

[Air Ministry crest]
AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73-77, OXFORD STREET,
W.1.
TELEPHONE: GERRARD 9234 Extn 3800
Any communications on the subject of this letter should be addressed to:-
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE,
and the following number quoted:- P.418570/3/44/P4.Cas.B4.
9th August 1944.
Sir,
I am directed to refer to the letter dated 20th June 1944 from the Department notifying you that your son, Flying Officer Maurice Arnold Monks, Royal Air Force, was reported missing as the result of air operations on the night of 12th/13th June 1944 and to inform you, with regret, that although no news of your son has come to hand, a report has been received from the German Authorities stating that Pilot Officer T.W. Boyce, a member of your son’s crew, lost his life on the 13th June 1944.
I am to add an expression of the Department’s sympathy with you in your anxiety, and to assure you that you will be informed of any further news received.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
for Director of Personal Services.
A. Monks, Esq.,
27 Dixon Street,
[underlined] Lincoln. [/underlined]
[crest of National Scheme for Disabled Men]

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry. Casualty Branch , “Letter to Maurice Monk's father from the air ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32146.

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