Letter to George Dennis' Father from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to George Dennis' Father from the Air Ministry

Description

The letter confirms the loss of his son.

Date

1945-09-07

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Format

Two typewritten sheets

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EAirMinDennisRH450907-0001, EAirMinDennisRH450907-0002

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.426203/5/P.4.A.2

7 September, 1945

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to refer to the telegram addressed to you on 4th September, and to inform you that they have with great regret to confirm that your son, Sergeant George Charles Dennis, Royal Air Force, is now believed to have lost his life as the result of the air operations on the night of 6th/7th December, 1944.

Information obtained from official German documents reveals that the Lancaster aircraft in which your son was flying crashed at 8.35 p.m. on 6th December, one kilometre west of Dolzig, after having been hit by anti-aircraft fire, and that your son and the six other occupants were killed. Your son was buried in the cemetery at Dolzig, Germany.

/There

R.H. Dennis, Esq.,
59, Thrush Derive,
Bury, Lancashire.

[page break]

There is unhappily no reason to doubt the accuracy of the German documents, and the necessary steps for the formal presumption, for official purposes, of your son’s death will be taken shortly. A further letter on that subject will be addressed to you as soon as possible.

The Air Council desire me to express their profound sympathy with you in your bereavement.

I am, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

[signature]

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to George Dennis' Father from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33645.

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