Letter to Mrs Scott from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs Scott from the Air Ministry

Description

Confirms that her husband Flight Sergeant Eric William Scott was missing as a result of air operations. Notes he was bomb aimer on a Wellington which set off to attack marshalling yards at Maribor, Yugoslavia which failed to return. Enquiries were being made through the Red Cross.

Date

1944-10-29

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One page typewritten letter mounted on an album page

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SScottEW188329v10007

Transcription

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

Telephone No: GERRARD 9234

Trunk Calls and Telegraphic Address: “AIR MINISTRY,” LONDON

P.424636/3/P.4.A.2.

29 October, 1944.

Madam,

I am commanded by the Air Council to confirm the telegram in which you were notified that your husband, Flight Sergeant Eric William Scott, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on 21st October, 1944.

The telegraphic report from Air Force Headquarters, North Africa, states that your husband was air bomber of a Wellington aircraft which set out to attack marshalling yards at Maribor, Yugoslavia, and failed to return.

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

Mrs E.W. Scott,
4, William Street,
Great Northern Terrace,
Lincoln.

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs Scott from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33120.

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