Letter to Mervyn Adder's father from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mervyn Adder's father from the Air Ministry

Description

Informs him that his son Sergeant Mervyn Adder was missing as a result of air operations on night 15/16 March 1944. The Lancaster in which he was flying as navigator failed to return from operation to Stuttgart.

Date

1944-03-23

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Format

Two sided typewritten letter

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Identifier

SAdderM175073v10110

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.414764/3/P.4.A.2.

23 March , 1944.

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant Mervyn Adder, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 15/16th March, 1944, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as navigator set out to bomb Stuttgart 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 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

A. Adder, Esq.,
153, Albert Avenue,
Anlaby Road,
Hull.

[page break]

The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.

I am, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

[signature]

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry and C Evans, “Letter to Mervyn Adder's father from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33213.

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